Apache wrestlers win 3rd straight county title

Wabash went undefeated and boasted eight individual champions at the Wabash County Invitational Saturday, Dec. 7.

The Apaches beat Northfield 64-12, Manchester 46-42, Southwood 64-15 among the county match ups. They also topped Northwestern 48-36 and Southern Wells 54-30.

Winning individual titles for the Apaches were Jared Brooks (113), Ethan Higgins (120), Anthony Long (126), Robert Barnett (132), Brayden Sickafus (145), Traydon Goodwin (152), Grant Carandate (160) and Bryson Zapata (170).

Northfield finished second among county schools with a 2-1 record be defeating Manchester 40-36 and Southwood 51-24, and losing to Wabash 64-12.

Manchester went 1-2 against the county teams defeating Southwood 63-13 and losing to Northfield 40-36, and to Wabash 46-22. The Squires defeated Blackford 60-15 and South Bend Clay 59-24.

The Squires had two county champions in Dylan Stroud (138) and Ashton Moore (195). Finishing 4-1 on the day for Manchester were Brock Casper (113), Jacob Caudill (170), and Trevor Dill (220).

Southwood was 0-3 against the county schools and split its remaining matches with a 40-30 win over Blackford and a 39-24 loss to South Bend Clay. Southwood lost to Manchester 63-13, Northfield 51-24, and Wabash 64-18.

Jackson Taylor (120) had Southwood’s best result with a second place finish. Placing third were Elijah Staggs (132), Devin Danzy (138), Isaac King (152), Bryce Wyatt (182), and Micah Dale (285).

Posted on 2019 Dec 10