Once Chad Maupin beat Grain Valley's Tristan Lineberry by major decision 10-2 in the third-place match at the 2017 Hickman Varsity wrestling Tournament Jan. 20-21, no one could say his season at 152 for North Callaway hasn't been time well spent.

To start this event Maupin downed Lindbergh's Will Williams in 1:23, in round two he edged out Northwest-Cedar Hill's Justin Hinklin 9-8 and it took sudden victory to defeat Boonville's Charles Pumel 8-6. Next up for Maupin was a 9-3 win over Lee Summit North's Adrian Castaneda and in the semifinals he lost to Father Totlon's Jarrett Jacques in 1:51.

Milo Henry wasn't too far off that pace for the Thunderbird's after taking fifth at 145 by pinning Parkview's Gavin Devic in 2:29, losing by major decision 13-0 in the quarterfinals to Jefferson City's Christian Mayberry and beating Fulton's Jacob Kern by injury time in the second consolation round. Prior to that Henry bested Joplin's Brayden Williams by technical fall 16-0, Moberly's Thomas Sneed in :38 and fell in round three to Northwest-Cedar Hills' Cody Dunnegan 5-3.

Finishing seventh for North Callaway at 132 was Jadon Henry with victories by fall over Marshall's Cameron Morrison in 4:35, Battle's Cody Rachetelle in 3:13 in round two and Father Tolton's Alex Pilsudski in round one in 1:57. Henry also lost to Joplin's Bobby Owens in 3:16 in round three, Fulton's Tucker Caswell 2-1 in the second consolation round and Northwest-Cedar Hills' Dakota Thevel in 1:56 in the quarterfinals.

Taking 14th at 182 for the Thunderbird's was Mason Garner, who began this event by sticking Battle's Joe Magee in 2:24 before losing in round two to Northwest-Cedar Hills' Tyler Holladay in 3:47 and Lee Summit North's Logan Thorton in 1:10 in round three. Garner also won by injury time in consolation round two against Boonville's Joel Concannon, in the first consolation round he fell to Hickman's Kayden Lewis 8-2 and in the bout for 13th place Battle's Joe Magee won in 4:59.

Dakota Brush came in 16th at 138 for North Callaway at Hickman over the weekend, as well.

The Thunderbird's hosted a tri-meet on Jan. 24 that also featured the Missouri Military Academy and Tipton and on Jan. 28 the squad is at the Buffalo Invitational.