Three local boys competed at the NUWAY national wrestling tourney located in Battle Creek Michigan on April 13th & 14th. Davin Hendrix , age 5 placed 8th in division one weight class, 45lbs. Ethan Hendrix, age 6 placed 7th in division one weight class 47lbs. Ross Nethercutt, age 7 placed placed 8th in division two weight class 52lbs. All three boys are members of the Manchester Wrestling Club. All three of these boys qualified on March 23rd at the HYWAY state championship in Peru In. Other local boys who placed and qualified for the national tourney were Teegan Snyder, age 6 with a second place division one weight 58lbs. Jackson Macienjewski age 7 with a 7th place finish division two 52 lbs.
29 Members of the Wabash County Wrestling Cub wrestled in the HYWAY State Tournament in Peru Saturday. It was quite a day and by far the biggest tournament that a lot of our boys had ever been to, and for 10 of our wrestlers this was their first time at the State Tournament. The meet keeps growing year after year and this year was no exception as there was nearly 650 participants wrestling on 12 mats. Some of the boys were in round-robin brackets and some were in traditional brackets having as many as 12-14 per weight class. The tournament placed the top 8 wrestlers and the true brackets were ran in a double elimination fashion. Those wrestling hard but not making the top 8 were Grayson Harner, Trent Osborn, Brayden Sickafus and Matt Carey. Kody Stambaugh placed 7th, Jared Holmes, Jaxon Barnett and Logan Carey placed 6th while Ethan Higgins was our lone 5th place finisher. Earning 4th place honors was Ashton Good, Izaak Pennington, JD Trisler, Kamron Honeycutt, uentin Moore and Blayne Powell. Kaden Rody, Keaton Fields, Tyler Miller, Grant Warmuth, Drew Clark and Austin all earned hard fought 3rd place medals. Those making it to the finals but coming up short and earning a much coveted state runner up medal was Dylan Osborn, Dylan Stroud, Hunter Jones, Jared Brooks, Braden Brooks, Logan Cox, Zac Gunter and Clayton Moore.
The Big Ten wrestling championships were held at the University of Illinois this past weekend, with four Wabash county residents playing a major role in the event running without a hitch.
Scottie Pennington, Doug Pennington, Terry Faust and Cary Hammel all had different jobs that were very important in keeping the tournament running smooth.
We tracked down Scottie Pennington to explain exactly what each persons responsibilities were.
Pennington ” There were 4 of us in attendance at the 2013 Big 10 Wrestling Tournament at the University of Illinois. Terry Faust was assigned to video one mat for the entire tournament, which was quite a responsibility, as any and all coaches challenges utilized his film for review. Cary Hammel was what they call a runner. His role was to run bout cards back and forth from the table at mat 2 to the main table. Doug Pennington was sitting at the table on Mat 1 most of the weekend doing the score sheets and Scottie Pennington was assigned to the staging area. My job was to ensure each and every wrestler knew what mat to be on and make sure they are there on time. We are very happy for the opportunity be a part of such an event. We saw some great wrestling and had a blast all weekend.
Pictured below are Doug and Scottie Pennington with Tom Brands (head coach) and twin brother Terry Brands (Asst. Head Coach) of Iowa.
Monday night the Northfield junior high wrestling team defeated Wabash and Oak Hill.
Against Oak Hill Matt Campbell, Layne Evans, TJ Powers, Heath Lambert, Jensen Frieden, Ryan Driscoll, Macauley Miller, Keagan Knepp, Zach Shadden and Chris Orpurt won.
Against Wabash Hunter Cox, Ryan Driscoll, Cole Persinger, Macauley Miller, Jensen Frieden, Keagan Knepp, and Jeremy Okuly won their matches.
Monday evening the Southwood Junior High Wrestling team traveled to Maconaquah to wrestle the Braves and the North Miami Warriors. The knights defeated North Miami 24-4 and dropped their match with Maconaquah 6-32. Earning one win each were Reid Votaw, Chris Adams, Logan Louk, Brandt Crabtree, and Nathanael Fadil.
The Northfield jr high wrestling team WON the Running Rivers Conference Tournament at Northfield Friday night. All the Northfield wrestlers placed to help the Norse win the tournament.
Ryan Driscoll, Macauley Miller, Jensen Frieden, Chris Orpurt, Jeremy Okuly, Dayon Waldron, Adam Smalley, and Layne Evans won their weight class .
Matt Campbell, Michael Ford, Heath Lambert, Zach Shadden, Tyler Sisco placed second.
Hunter Cox, Cole Persinger, and Tyler Copeland placed third.
Victor Treska finished fourth and Tim Charles finished in sixth place.
The Manchester JH wrestlers finish 5th at RRC Tourney. Champions: Teeter, Q. Moore, D. Moore; Runner-ups: Meggison, Shepherd
Placing for the Knights were: Chris Adams and Reid Votaw 1st; Isaac Cooper, Joseph Brinson, Chad Elliott, and Nathanael Fadil 2nd; Brandt Crabtree 4th. Also competing were Codie Sarll and Logan Louck.
No results for Wabash
Thursday night the Northfield junior high wrestling team wrestled North Miami and Caston
Against Caston the Norse won by a score of 66 to 30. Winning for the Norse were Macauley Miller, Ryan Driscoll, Adan Smalley, Garon Booth, Cole Persinger, Tim Charles, Josh Ford, Chris Orpurt, TJ Powers, Keegan Kneep, Zac Shadden and Dayon Waldron.
In the last match of the night the Norse defeated North Miami by a score of 38 to 22. Tyler Sisco, Layne Evans, Garon Booth, Jensen Frieden, Macualey Miller, Dayon Waldron and Adam Smalley won their matches.
The Southwood Junior High Wrestling team visited North Manchester to battle the Squires and Peru Tigers last night. The Knights again fought to a draw 12-12 with Manchester and dropped a match to Peru 6-36. On the night, Chris Adams and Logan Louck tallied three victories each, while Isaac Cooper and Chad Elliott earned a win each.
Next action: Fridayat Northfield in Running Rivers Conference Meet.
The Wabash County Wrestling Club held it’s 6th Annual HYWAY Folkstyle Wrestling tournament at Northfield High School
this past Sunday. There were a little over 200 participants in the tournament from many different clubs and schools. Wabash County was well represented as we had 38 participants from our club compete in the tournament with half of the participants finishing in the top two! Finishing 4th for the club was Blayne Powell, Brayden Sweet, Darren Kuhl, Ethan Kocher, Ethan Bruce, Logan Carey, Yanick Florin, Ben Snyder and Kamron Honeycutt. Earning a 3rd place medal was Aden Eads, Grayson
Harner, Isaac King, Jared Holmes, Jaxon Barnett, Logan Walters, Mason Osborn, Matt Carey, Sam Green and Zac Gunter. Earning 2nd place medals were Brayden Sickafus, Dillion Osborn, Drayson Pace, Ethan Higgins, Grant Warmuth, Hunter Jones, Kody Stumbaugh and Logan Cox. The Champions for the club were Ashton Good, Braden Brooks, Drew Clark, Dylan Stroud, Izaak Pennington, Jared Brooks, Kaden Rody, Keaton Fields,Trent Osborn and Tyler Miller.
The Southwood Junior High Wrestling team traveled north again Monday for matches verses Rochester and Wabash at Rochester. The Knights lost to Rochester 18-30 and defeated Wabash 24-10. Earning two wins each were Chris Adams, Logan Louck, and Nathanael Fadil. Securing a single victory were Isaac Cooper and Chad Elliott.
Next action at Manchester Thursday.