isn’t far away.
wrestling team finished its regular season with a 49-21 victory over LaPorte
on Senior Night Thursday night.
“Good senior night
with a great bunch of fans here,” Chesterton coach Chris Joll said. “We had
the little kids out on the mat before us so the people here could get a look
at the future of the program.”
The Trojans started
the night with four consecutive fall victories by Cade Girgenti (170), Lucas
Davison (182), senior Andrew Davison (195) and Eli Pokorney (220).
had a plan for us at several weights and I thought we did a good job of
battling,” Joll said. “It was a little tougher for us because we are
training through tonight and getting ready for the post-season.”
The Slicers won
three of the next four matches with Danny Tolin’s 10-5 decision at 106 the
only win for the Trojans.
Nick Winland won
11-2 at 126 pounds over Gabriel Yandeck, before senior Stephen Bacardi
(138), Troy Johnson (145), Ryne Beckman (152) and Diego Lemley (160) ended
the night with victories.
recovering a little bit and it would have been nice to see him end on a
fall, but he showed some toughness out there,” Joll said. “He’s lost a
couple of matches like that this year.”
It was the final
time in front of the home crowd for Andrew Davison and Biancardi. Senior
Jack Tolin was unable to wrestle due to injury.
“Those three guys
have won six Sectionals, five Regionals and two State placings,” Joll said.
“They have nearly 300 wins between them and they have all been wrestling
varsity since they were freshman. The neatest thing about them is they have
great parents and come from great families.
“The parents have a
lot to do with where their kids are and as long as we have great parents
like that in the program, we’ll continue to be successful.”
The Trojans will
return to the mat on Saturday, Jan. 28 when they travel to the IHSAA
Sectional at LaPorte.
170 -- Cade
Girgenti © fall Noah Perez, 5:35. 182 -- Lucas Davison © fall Joshua Bohling,
3:14. 195 -- Andrew Davison © fall Devin Hammons-Flannigan, 3:51. 220 -- Eli
Pokorney © fall Kyle Simpkins, 1:30. 285 -- Nico Torres (L) FFW. 106 --
Danny Tolin © dec. Ian Nelson, 10-5. 113 -- Juan Hernandez-Jara (L) dec.
Ethan Mahaffey, 4-3. 120 -- Skyler Gomez (L) fall Chris Merrill, 1:22. 126
-- Nick Winland © dec. Gabriel Yandeck, 11-2. 132 -- TJ Dankert (L) fall
David Mahaffey, 1:47. 138 -- Stephen Biancardi © dec. Jacob Ray, 8-6. 145 --
Troy Johnson © fall Alfredo Hernandez, 2:45. 152 -- Ryne Beckman © tech fall
Brenton Forker, 21-6. 160 -- Diego Lemley © dec. Tyler Schoff, 15-3.