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Wrestling: Dragons win invitational; G-C goes 3-2 at NC, EH 3rd at Shenandoah
January 5, 2013Hancock County Sports
Dragons win own invitational, Marauders 8th: New Palestine won the New Palestine Invitational wrestling meet Saturday afternoon, placing 11 wrestlers in the finals and delivering four champions.
NP scored 275.5 points, outlasting Roncalli (206.5), Martinsville (191.5), East Central (168), Rushville (144), Columbia City (132), Beech Grove (77) and Mt. Vernon (17).
Champions for NP were C.J. Red (106), who won with a 12-second fall and two technical falls -- 16-1 and 15-0, the latter over previously-unbeaten Roncalli wrestler Ethan Bruggeman. Gordon Wagner won at 138 with a fall, a technical fall and a 10-1 major decision over Roncalli's Danny Marshall in the final. Robbie Elsea won the title at 145 with a 6-2 decision over Beech Grove's Trevon Sevion in the final. Elsea got to the title match with two falls. At 182, Brian Wagner had a 7-0 decision over Columbia City's Russell Hazelet in the final. Wagner had previously won by fall and forfeit.
Rinishing second for NP were Rylan McCarty (113), Taylor Fee (126), Jared Timberman (132), Robbie Elsea (152), Nick Brickens (160), Noah Grable (195) and Willie Bryan (285). Curtis Starks (120) had a third-place finish. Ian Pomfret (170) and Andrew Yazel (220) both placed fourth.
Mt. Vernon had three sixth-place finishers -- Tatum Franklin (113), Jansen Nicholson (145) and Zach Gradowski (182).
NP next competes Saturday in the HHC meet at Yorktown. MV hosts Arlington in a dual meet on Wednesday before the HHC meet.
Cougars go 3-2 at North Central: Greenfield-Central went 3-2 at the North Central 6-way.
The Cougars beat Lawrence Central 43-23, North Central 60-21 and Logansport 66-5. G-C fell to Westfield 43-27 and Hamilton Southeastern 45-19.
Individual results were not provided.
G-C is now 10-6 on the season. The Cougars next compete Saturday in the HHC meet at Yorktown.
Royals 3rd at Shenandoah: Eastern Hancock finished third at the Shenandoah Invitational.
EH beat Howe 36-33 in a tight match in the second round. The Royals also beat Manual and Tri High and went 3-1 on the day, falling only to Elwood.