Hannibal, Mo. - This past Saturday played host to the first-ever American Midwest Conference (AMC) Wrestling Championship. Of the six teams competing in the tournament, the Eagles of Williams Baptist College came out as the 2016 AMC Team Champions.
The Central Baptist College (CBC) Mustangs competed well in its first championship. Coach Ken Prophete wrestled seven with three scoring and placing in the event. Wrestlers that competed were; Peter Acuna (133), Matthew McKenna (149), JoeQuan Richardson (149), DeQuaylon Gray (165), Matthew Jones (184), Kurland Parks (285) and Jesse Espinoza (285).
Parks placed 5th with a decision over Easton Simmons (Missouri Baptist Univ) after reaching the Quarterfinals. DeQuaylon Gray finished 6th in the 165lb division. Senior Peter Acuna continued his winning ways by making the championship in the 133lb division. Acuna lost by decision in the finals with top seeded Jesse Martinelli (Lindenwood Belleville) taking the title.