McNutt Sets Benton Wins Record

Published 02/01 2014 11:00PM

Updated 02/01 2014 11:37PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Benton's Tyler McNutt has put together a career to remember wrestling on the southside.

He made a little more history Saturday morning, and now officially stands at the top of the school's program.

McNutt set a new all-time wins record for Cardinal wrestling breaking Dustin Williams' old mark of 171 set during the 2009-10 season.

The Benton senior pinned Lafayette's Courtland Hughes in the first round in his first match of the day to earn the record. McNutt finished the day 4-0 to reach 175 career wins and counting.

After the match he said he was happy to claim the record, but still has his sights set on a state championship.

"It's pretty cool that I got the all-time (record), but I have a higher goal that I want," McNutt said. "I want to stand on top of the podium this year."

"Things like that take care of itself," Benton wrestling coach Brad Hubbard said of the wins record. "He's on a mission this year and we're just trying to keep him healthy and strong, and roll into districts and state this year hopefully with a goal in mind and some unfinished business going."

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