The individual wrestling regional was held at Peru Saturday with Wabash County coming away with one champion and several wrestlers heading for next weeks semi-state.
Hunter Wells of Northfield won the 152lb weight class in fashion.
Hunter Wells started his run with a fall over Madison Grant’s Brian Yeagy in 3:46. He then earned a major decision over Northwestern’s Luke Akers by a score of 13-0. In the finals Hunter finished off his last opponent in 1:45. The match started out with both wrestlers working for position when Akers got the takedown. Wells quickly reversed Akers and rode him for a while before giving him an escape. After a couple of flurries of moves Hunter ended up on top of Akers and got the pin before time ran out. Hunter was continually moving and using different attacks to keep his opponents off guard.
You had to finish in the top four of your weight class to advance to next week’s semi state and Wabash County had several do so.
At 120lbs Manchester’s Clayton Moore finished 2nd. At 126lbs Northfield’s Tanner Chamberlain finished 2nd. Hunter Wells won at 152lbs. At 170lbs Southwood’s Nick McCown finished 3rd. At 182lbs Manchester’s Neil Snep finished 3rd. At 195lbs Northfield’s Joseph Ross finished 2nd. At 220lbs Manchester’s Aaron Snep finished 2nd. At 285lbs Southwood’s Jake Smith finished 3rd.
Match info from Northfield
Tanner Chamberlain stated the day by defeating Northwestern’s Drew Miller by a pin in 5:22. He then defeated North Miami’s Paul Mikesell 7-0. Tanner was defeated in the finals by Marion’s Gabe Flores by a score of 17-2. Tanner wrestled well today and we are looking forward to him continuing that level of wrestling next week and improving his 26-8 record.
Joseph Ross started his day with looking good on his feet before pinning his opponent Russell McDorman from Western in 1:45. Joseph was able to score 4 takedowns in that short amount of time before recording the first of his two falls on the day. Next he pinned Layne Emery from Huntington in a time of 1:03 to advance to the championship match. In his finals match Joseph met up with undefeated Bo Butler from Kokomo with a record of 48-0. After wrestling the three periods of regulation time it was tied 1-1. In the first period of overtime Butler was able to secure a takedown to win 3-1. Joseph’s record is now 33-2 and he is looking forward to competing in the Semi-state next week
More news will be added as received