Boys Varsity Wrestling
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Senior Brigham Kleinhenz earned a ticket to the IHSAA wrestling State Finals with
his performance Saturday (Feb. 10) in the Evansville Semi-State.
Kleinhenz placed fourth in the 170-pound class, dropping a 4-3 decision to Columbus East senior Andy Davidson in the third-place match. The top four athletes in each class earn a spot at state. Kleinhenz's effort pushed the Bull Dogs to 23rd place in the team standings with nine points. Brownsburg won the event with 150.5 points, and Columbus East was second with 144.5.
Kleinhenz went 2-1 in earlier rounds. He opened with a 15-3 major decision over Mt. Vernon (Posey)
junior Luke McGennis. Kleinhenz followed with a 10-4 decision over Center Grove senior Jonah Hays
in the quarterfinal round. Avon junior Carson Brewer pinned Kleinhenz at 2:00 in the semifinal round. Kleinhenz will take a 40-7 record to the state meet.
The Bull Dogs had three other athletes in the meet, but all three dropped first-round decisions.
At 106 pounds, Plainfield freshman Cameron Allen pinned CN junior Morgan Smith at 2:44. Smith finished his season at 29-12.
At 126 pounds, Monrovia senior Brycen Denny topped Bull Dogs sophomore Keandre Watson 5-2. Watson closed his season at 24-9.
At 220 pounds, Evansville Memorial senior Alex Lichlyter pinned CN junior Bradley Gutierrez at 3:11. Gutierrez completed his season at 19-12.
At the Ford Center, Evansville
Team scores: Brownsburg 150.5, Columbus East 144.5, Evansville Mater Dei 111.5, Avon 104.5, Bloomington South 61, Center Grove 48.5, Castle 48, Whiteland 48, New Albany 39, Floyd Central 38, Jeffersonville 30, Indian Creek 27, Danville 24, Monrovia 24, Southridge 22, Evansville Central 21, Edgewwod 20, Plainfield 15, Pike Central 14, Franklin 12, South Spencer 12, Mooresville 11, Columbus North 9, Jennings County 7, Evansville Reitz 6, Madison 6, Bloomington North 4, Boonville 4, Evansville Memorial 4, North Knox 4, Vincennes Lincoln 4, West Vigo 4, Gibson Southern 3.5, North Posey 3, Evansville North 2, Greenwood 2, Heritage Hills 2, Martinsville 2, Paoli 2.