Drury University Wrestler Shot in Hunting Accident

Drury University confirmed the victim of a hunting accident in Phelps County is a member of their wrestling team. 

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Donovan Benetti, a freshman from Nixa, was shot in the abdomen during the incident around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.  He was taken to a Columbia area hospital for emergency surgery.

An update from Drury University on social media said that Benetti’s doctor gave a “really good prognosis” but that he would likely need another surgery later this week.  

Benetti was recently named Drury Panther of the Week after winning the 196 lb. weight class at the Maryville Kaufman/Brand/Bayly Open.