The Knights jumped on the Bears quickly getting out to a 20-0 lead before the Bears got on the board. Delene Rucker, still with one of the best shots on the team, got off to a good start against Gallardo with a takedown off the whistle and near fall points early on. Gallardo wore her down for the pin in the 3rd round.
McCullum got a quick takedown against Ellis and held him off the rest of the match for a close 1 point win. Gonzalez was all over Martin with takedown after takedown. Campbell wrestled impressively against Lopez. He was the aggressor the entire match and never let Lopez get going.
Olinger came out strong against Gomez and held on for a hard fought 7-4 win. Chris Howell took apart White with takedowns and drove Whites shoulders into the mat with a 3rd round pin. At this point in the dual the Bears actually led the tough Knights 26-24.
The Royal heavy weights then delivered 3 consecutive pins to close out the dual win for the Knights.
Royal 42, Kiona-Benton 26
103--Brian Gallardo (R) p. Delene Rucker, 4:16. 112--Danny Barajas (R) t.f. Travis Roos, 15-0. 119--Matt McCallum (KB) d. Hank Ellis, 4-3. 125--David Gonzalez (KB) t.f. Larry Martin, 18-3. 130--Andy Campbell (KB) d. Chencho Lopez, 10-3. 135--Sheridan McDonald (KB) won by forfeit. 140--Evan Olinger (KB) d. Omar Gomez, 7-4. 145--Roman Trujillo (R) m.d. Adam Johnson, 12-4. 152--Chris Howell (KB) p. Dallas White, 5:18. 160--Angel Ledezma (R) p. Darren McPhail, 1:12. 171--Cody Eilers (R) p. Salvador Acosta, 1:08. 189--Jake Thomas (R) p. Cory Brumbaugh, 5:19. 215*--Edwin Barajas (R) d. Luis Beltran, 6-1. 285--Luke Bartlett (R) p. Jason Armstrong, 3:16.