Local wrestlers advance to regional

BUNKER HILL -- The Manchester wrestling team placed third at the Maconaquah Sectional Saturday, Jan. 30, had two champions, and will send seven others to regional at Maconaquah this weekend.

Wabash finished fifth, had four champions, and will have a total of five wrestlers at regional.

Northfield had two individual champions in a seventh-place team effort and will have four wrestlers at regional, while Southwood finished ninth and will have one representative at regional.

Manchester’s Dylan Stroud led the Squires by winning the 132-pound weight class. The junior remained undefeated on the season with a 31-0 record.

Zach France (152 pounds) also won his weight class for the Squires.

Finishing in second place for Manchester were Elijah Burlingame (138), Jordan Ayres (145), and Preston Duffy (195), while Colten Nelson (106) and Trevor Dill (295) placed third, and Jacob Caudill (182) and Gavin Mize (220) advanced to regional with fourth-place finishes.

Winning individual titles for Wabash were Jared Brooks (113), Ethan Higgins (126), Grant Carandante (160), and Chad Wyatt, Jr., (220).

Placing second and advancing to regional was Anthony Long (132).

Northfield had two champions in Jaydan Goshert (182) and Logan Cox (195), while Micha Higgins (220) finished third, and Ethan Galbraith (152) placed fourth, and all four will compete at regional.

Southwood’s Isaac King was the only Knight to get out of sectional with a fourth-place finish at 160-pounds.

The Maconaquah Regional begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6. The top four individuals in each weight class will advance to semi-state at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.

Posted on 2021 Feb 02