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Apaches win Peru Wrestling Sectional title

Wabash's wrestling team celebrates winning the Peru Wrestling Sectional on Saturday evening. Photo provided

By Eric Christiansen
echristiansen@nmpaper.com


PERU -- Behind two champions and three runners-up, the Wabash Apache wrestlers won the team title at the Peru Sectional Saturday, Jan. 26.


Manchester and one champion and two runners-up to finish second as a team.


Northfield ended seventh in the team standings, and Southwood was ninth.


Wabash's two champions were on opposite ends of the weight classes with 120 pounder Ethan Higgins improving to 26-1 on the year with the championship, and 220 pounder Justin Samons winning his weight class to improved to 22-9.


Manchester's Dylan Stroud improved to 29-5 by winning the 126 pound weight class, and Northfield's 195 pound Jasper Donaldson won the title to improve to 25-5.


Runners-up for Wabash were Jared Brooks at 106, Braden Brooks at 126 and heavyweight Grant Warmuth.


Finishing second for the Squires were Kevin Morales at 145 and Delton Moore at 170, while Northfield's Michah Higgins was second at 220.


Also advancing to the Peru Regional for Wabash were third place finishers Anthony Long (138) and Traydon Goodwin (152), and fourth place qualifiers Robert Barnett (132), Brayden Sickafus (145), Justin Heckman (170) and Chad Wyatt, Jr. (195).


Moving on for Manchester in third place were Trescott Duffy (182), Aston Moore (195), Joseph Irons (220) and Bryce

Kamphues (285), along with fourth place qualifier Andrew Cagle (160).


Southwood's Elijah Sutton (138) advanced to regional in fourth place.


The Peru Regional begins Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9:30 a.m.

Posted on 2019 Jan 29