Boys Varsity Wrestling
INDIANAPOLIS – Senior Brigham Kleinhenz, junior Morgan Smith and sophomore Keandre Watson each posted runner-up finishes Friday night (Jan. 19) to lead the Columbus North wrestling team to fifth place in the Conference Indiana championships.
Perry Meridian collected nine individual blue ribbons en route to 301 team points and its 17th consecutive team championship in the competition at Southport High School. The Falcons claimed crowns at 106 pounds, 113 pounds, 120 pounds, 145 pounds, 160 pounds, 170 pounds, 182 pounds, 195 pounds and 220 pounds.
Bloomington South was team runner-up with three individual titles and 207 points. Southport placed third with 155.5 points followed by Franklin Central with 126, Columbus North with 120, Bloomington North with 117.5, Terre Haute South with 92.5 and Terre Haute North with 57.
Franklin Central and Bloomington North each took one individual blue ribbon.
For Columbus North, Kleinhenz went 2-1 at 182 pounds, Smith went 2-1 at 106 pounds and Watson went 2-1 at 126 pounds. Junior Bradley Gutierrez went 3-1 at 220 pounds for third place, while freshman Tyler Williams was 2-2 for fourth place at 113 pounds and freshman Royce Lofton was 2-2 for fourth place at 145 pounds.
Junior Dallin Anderson went 2-2 for fifth place at 138 pounds, and junior Tay Wells went 2-2 for fifth place at 195 pounds. Senior Thomas Hancock went 1-3 for sixth place at 160 pounds.
Three CN athletes went 0-2 and did not place – freshman Ashton Clark at 120 pounds, junior Dylan England at 152 pounds and sophomore Rashan Wells at 285 pounds.
The Bull Dogs return to action at 9 a.m. next Saturday (Jan. 27) in the Jennings County Sectional.
CONFERENCE INDIANA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Team scores: Perry Meridian 301, Bloomington South 207, Southport 155.5, Franklin Central 126, Columbus North 120, Bloomington North 117.5, Terre Haute South 92.5, Terre Haute North 57.
CN Match Results (and Championship Results)
106: Morgan Smith (CN) pinned Cole Dewell (FC), 0:53; Smith (CN) dec. Cade Meier (BN) 8-6; championship: Alex Cottey (PM) dec. Smith (CN) 7-0.
113: Tyler Williams (CN) pinned Charlee Harp (FC), 3:53; Gary Bays (THS) pinned Williams (CN), 4:47; Williams (CN) pinned James Sterling (BN), 1:47; Will Hays (BS) pinned Williams (CN), 3:35, third place; championship: Ceu Kung (PM) pinned Gary Bays (THS), 2:27.
120: Justice Cash (BN) pinned Ashton Clark (CN), 0:13; Cameron Habbe (BS) maj. dec. Clark (CN) 15-5; championship: Sam Fair (PM) dec. Justice Cash (BN) 2-1.
126: Keandre Watson (CN) pinned Nathan Haymaker (THS), 1:13; Watson (CN) maj. dec. Ridge Cavellero (PM) 12-0; championship: Tyler Mikulich (BN) dec. Watson (CN) 4-3.
132: Columbus North, no entry; championship: Chase Peavler (FC) dec. Moses Hamm (THS) 6-3.
138: Blaze Lowery (PM) pinned Dallin Anderson (CN), 3:09; Anderson (CN) tech fall Kevin Rodriguez (BN), 18-2; Chase Coleman (FC) dec. Anderson (CN) 5-2; Anderson (CN) pinned Austin Roman (THN), 1:44, fifth place; championship: Noah Hunt (BS) dec. Blaze Lowery (PM) 8-4.
145: Royce Lofton (CN) dec. Sam Logan (Spt) 13-9; Ben Inman (BN) pinned Lofton (CN), 1:35; Lofton (CN) tech fall Javine Crowley (THS) 19-4; Tristan Ruhlman (BS) pinned Lofton (CN), 0:58, third place; championship: Aiden Warren (PM) pinned Ben Inman (BN), 1:28.
152: Derek Blubaugh (BS) pinned Dylan England (CN), 0:33; Levi Milulich (BN) dec. England (CN) 9-3; championship: Derek Blubaugh (BS) dec. Jack Servies (PM) 5-0
160: Jeremiah Ford (Spt) pinned Thomas Hancock (CN), 2:37; Hancock (CN) dec. Joshua Ruley (FC) 5-1; Brendan McPike (THS) pinned Hancock (CN), 4:13; Ford (Spt) pinned Hancock (CN), 0:52, fifth place; championship: Brooks Davis (PM) dec. Wade Presson (BS) 6-0
170: Columbus North, no entry; championship: Noah Warren (PM) pinned Luke Hensley (BS), 0:47.
182: Brigham Kleinhenz (CN) pinned Shinem Ross (BN), 0:16; Kleinhenz (CN) dec. Tyler Schlegel (BS) 9-4; championship: Daniel Below (PM) dec. Kleinhenz (CN) 12-8.
195: Tay Wells (CN) pinned Treveon Hood (FC), 4:58; Gage Higgs (Spt) dec. T. Wells (CN) 12-5; Joshua Howell (THS) pinned T. Wells (CN), 2:22; T. Wells (CN) win by forfeit over Hood (FC), fifth place; championship: Austin Lane (PM) pinned Gage Higgs (Spt), 6:48.
220: Bradley Gutierrez (CN) win by forfeit over THS; DeShawn Young (FC) dec. Gutierrez (CN) 3-1; Gutierrez (CN) pinned Andrew Baxter (BS), 5:19; Gutierrez (CN) dec. Payton Frye (Spt) 7-5 SV, third place; championship: Frank Hammond (PM) pinned DeShawn Young (FC), 1:17.
285: David Langley (BN) pinned Rashan Wells (CN), 2:25; James Berry (Spt) dec. R. Wells (CN) 4-3; championship: Harley Hillenburg (BS) dec. Antone Alexander (FC) 4-3.
CN Season Records (through Jan. 19)
>> 106: Morgan Smith, jr., 24-10 for season.
>> 113: Tyler Williams, fr., 19-17 for season.
>> 120: Ashton Clark, fr., 5-24 for season.
>> 126: Keandre Watson, so., 20-6 for season.
>> 132: no entry
>> 138: Dallin Anderson, jr., 9-27 for season.
>> 145: Royce Lofton, fr., 12-17 for season.
>> 152: Dylan England, jr., 8-22 for season.
>> 160: Thomas Hancock, sr., 5-18 for season.
>> 170: Brigham Kleinhenz, sr., 34-3 for season.
>> 182: Matthew Hartman, sr., 2-8 for season.
>> 195: Tay Wells, jr., 17-14 for season.
>> 220: Bradley Gutierrez, jr., 15-9 for season.
>> 285: Rashan Wells, so., 2-10 for season.
>> 285: Caleb Dooley, fr., 0-8 for season.