CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – North Montgomery and Southmont dominated the 2014 Crawfordsville wrestling sectional as they took first and second in the team competition and between them captured 13 of the 14 individual titles.
The lone other individual championship went to Crawfordsville who took sixth home sixth.
Seeger and Fountain Central did the best of any area team as the Patriots took third with three runners-up and the Mustangs were fourth with a pair of second-place finishes.
“We came into the season with three goals,” said Seeger head coach Tom Cook. “We wanted to win the WRC, win Bi-County and get third at Sectional. Today we got the third we were hoping to get.”
While Cook was disappointed to have no champions, he said he was pleased with how his entire team competed.
“We had some kids step in and get points in the consolation rounds and that’s big,” he said. “One thing you can say about our kids is that they always battle and that impresses me.”
Fountain Central, like Seeger, had seven wrestlers advance to the North Montgomery Regional by placing in the top four of their weight classes.
“It was two seniors, two juniors and three freshmen who advanced,” Fountain Central coach Kameron Banes said.
Banes gave credit to his team for working hard all season, but said he has already challenged those who may return next year to work even harder in the off-season.
“Wrestling is mostly mental – you have to be mentally strong to win matches,” Banes explained. “One thing we need to become is more aggressive – you have to want to win. You can’t win by being defensive, but we’ll work on that.”
Covington took seventh in the team competition with three of their nine wrestlers advancing.
“Overall, I think we did okay,” said Brad Kent, the Covington head coach. “Nick [Ratcliff] was a two-seed and Wyatt [Kinderman] was a three-seed and that’s where they were today.”