Photo gallery: Hannibal wrestling team wins Class 3 state championship


Hannibal sophomore wrestler Austin Brown gets a bear hug from Pirates coach Jake Borgmeyer after winning the 113-pound state championship at the Class 3 state tournament Saturday night at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. | Photo courtesy Lisa Rigdon, Cheap Seats Photography

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Hannibal wrestling team made history Saturday night, winning the Class 3 state championship to become just the second boys team in school history to hoist a crown. The Pirates join the 1930 boys indoor track team as state champions.

The Pirates had three individual champions — sophomore Austin Brown at 113 pounds, senior Tristan Essig at 132 pounds and senior Cody Culp at 144 pounds — and five others earn state medals.

Ron and Lisa Rigdon of Cheap Seats Photography shared these images of the Pirates from Saturday’s action:

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