Apaches win county wrestling invitational

Wabash wrestler Ethan Higgins fights for position on Northfield's Roger Red during Saturday's Wabash County Wrestling Invitational at Manchester. Higgins was the champion of his weight class, going 5-0 on the day. Photo by Josh Sigler

By The Paper Staff

Wabash’s wrestling squad boasted eight individual champions on its way to claiming top honors in Saturday’s Wabash County Invitational.

Jared Brooks (106), R.J. Steg (113), Ethan Higgins (120), Braden Brooks (126), Robert Barnett (132), Anthony Long (138), Traydon Goodwin (152) and Justin Samons (220) each claimed individual titles for the Apaches.

Manchester finished second with a 4-1 record.

Trescott (170), Delton Moore (182) and Bryce Kamphues (285) each claimed individual titles.

“Several wrestlers stepped up for the team and got victories going up a weight class, including Delton Moore, who won the county title at 182,” Manchester coach Byron Sweet said. Bryce Kamphues and Trescott Duffy both remained undefeated on the year as well after picking up key victories for the team. The entire team had a solid showing, with 10 of 14 varsity spots having a winning record on the day.”

Ethan McWilliams (106), Dylan Stroud (120), Elijah Burlingame (126) and Ashton Moore (195) each went 4-1 on the day for the Squires.

Southwood finished in fourth, led by individual champion Carson Kelley, who went 5-0 on the day.

Cayden Prickett (126), Isaac King (132), Elijah Sutton (138) and Thomas Curless (182) each had three wins for the Knights.
Northfield finished in sixth place. Jasper Donaldson took top honors for the Norse at 195.

Northfield took third place in the Wabash County part of the tournament Saturday.

In the county portion of the meet, Dakota France, Seth Forsyth, Logan Cox and Ross Watson each placed second in their respective weight classes.

“The coaches and I were please with our performance today,” coach Gary Norman said. “We still have a lot of things to work on as a team and as individuals.”

Posted on 2018 Dec 04