The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


January 27, 2013

Local wrestlers move on

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. —  The Covington Trojans and Attica Red Ramblers had the only sectional champions from Wabash River Conference schools, but it was Fountain Central that finished highest as a team.

The Mustangs had one second, three thirds, two fourths and two fifths. By doing so, they took fifth in team competition.

Since anyone finishing in the top four places in their weight class moves on to the regional next Saturday, Fountain Central’s Alex Haddock took second at 132 pounds.

He will be joined by Trevor Loveall (160), Matthew McMasters (138) and Wesley Cox (113) who all finished with thirds, and Alex Fay (285) and Klint Byers (126) who got fourths.

Covington took sixth as a team and its lone champion was Dalton Hardy (220). The senior won his third consecutive sectional title according to head coach Mike Thompson.

“It’s really special to have somebody win three years in a row,” he said. “Not only that, but we send five guys to the regional – the most I’ve ever sent before was four.”

Joining Hardy will be Karson Allen who took second at 195 along with Noah Navarre (106), Wyatt Kinderman (152) and Nick Ratcliff (182) — all of whom finished fourth in their respective weight classes.

“I don’t think our guys did as well in the last round as we should have done,” said Thompson. “I think they knew they were advancing, but don’t realize how much their finish will affect their seeding next week. Still, I’m happy to have so many move on.”

Seeger followed Covington with a seventh place finish. That was below their goal of finishing in the top half of the eleven teams, probably due to missing wrestlers.

The Patriots, much as was the case in the WRC meet two weeks ago, were without six of their graplers.

“It sounds like a repeat, but you can’t do much with six holes in your lineup,” said Patriot head coach Tom Cook. “However, the guys we had here wrestled hard.”

Leading the way were Caleb Hanthorne at 120 pounds and Jordan Horath at 150, both of whom took second. Jayme Stump (126) was third and Jacob Farrar (138) was fourth.

“I’m happy for the guys who advanced,” said Cook. “Getting those thirds and fourths helped us do as well as we could as a team.”

North Vermillion had a rough day according to Falcon coach Luke King.

“We’ve only got two guys going on,” said King before the finals started. “It’s not what I expected.”

Advancing are Robby Davis who took second at 220 to Covington’s Hardy and Wade Harrison at 160, who finished fourth.

Attica came in ninth but Brett Green won the first sectional title in school history when he defeated a North Montgomery wrestler for the 182-pound crown.

Also moving on are Nic Blondeel (113) and Austin Bossaer (120), who both took fourth places for the Ramblers.


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