wrestling team had little trouble in picking up a Senior Night Duneland
Athletic Conference victory over LaPorte, 48-23, on Wednesday night.
“LaPorte came in
with three forfeits and a few inexperienced freshmen,” Chesterton coach
Chris Joll said. “We moved the lineup around to showcase our seniors the
best we could.”
The Trojans got off
to a fast start with fall victories by Nick Winland (145) and Brock Ellis
(152). Gage DeMarco’s forfeit victory at 170 put a stop on a mini-Slicer
three-match victory run.
“Cory (Boren at
182) and Dillon (Johnson at 195) were a bit overmatched, but represented
themselves well,” Joll said.
Evan Bates (220)
and Luke Stento (106) restored order with fall victories. Chris Merrill
(113) won by forfeit ahead of back-to-back pins for Danny Tolin (120) and
Chad Berdine (126).
that Chris didn’t get a match. He’s knocking on the door of 100 career wins
and it would have been nice to have the hometown fans see him one last
time,” Joll said. “Danny’s win was textbook Tolin. He got right to work off
the whistle, got the fall and gave a gracious hug to his coaches.
“Danny showed the
class and respect to the program that all of our seniors have.”
LaPorte won the
night’s final two matches to set the final score.
“It was bittersweet
not having Eli (Pokorney) on the mat, but the contributions he has made to
the team and his teammates is great,” Joll said.
The Trojans return
to the mat on Saturday, Jan. 26 when they travel to the LaPorte Sectional
beginning at 9 a.m.
145 -- Nick Winland
© fall Winston Griffin, :48. 152 -- Brock Ellis © fall Skyler Querry, 1:45.
160 -- Matt Neff (L) dec. Gavin Layman, 4-0. 170 -- Gage DeMarco © FFW. 182
-- Noah Perez (L) fall Cory Boren, 1:08. 195 -- Jaden Browder (L) fall
Dillon Johnson, 4:36. 220 -- Evan Bates © fall Will Stone, 1:27. 285 --
Double Forfeit. 106 -- Luke Stento © fall Brecken Joseph, 2:24. 113 -- Chris
Merrill © FFW. 120 -- Danny Tolin © fall Angillo Mitchell, :27. 126 -- Chad
Berdine © fall Leevi Fergueson, 1:11. 132 -- Jacob Dewes (L) dec. Brandon
Bolin, 7-1. 138 -- Tyson Nisley (L) tech fall Cade Johnson, 17-2.
junior varsity picked up a 36-9 victory over LaPorte on Wednesday night.
Winners by fall for
the Trojans included Ben Callaway (145), Tyler Martin (152) and Steve Nelson
included Kaleb Wymer (160), Ethan Contreras (113) and Doug Waters (120).