wrestling team brought home a handful of gold.
finished second overall as a team and had five individual champions when
they left the IHSAA Crown Point Regional on Saturday.
The host Bulldogs
scored 181.5 points to edge the Trojans (171), while Lowell was third (94).
wrestled really well,” Chesterton coach Chris Joll said. “Their depth was
really the difference. We know we’ve got 7-8 guys, but haven’t been able to
put all the weights together.”
The cavalcade of
gold for the Trojans started at 132 pounds when Jack Tolin tech falled
Michigan City’s David Taylor in the finals.
well,” Joll said. “It’s hard to tell sometimes how well he’s wrestling
overall because we took them down, turned them and pinned them.”
A four-champ streak
began at 160 pounds when Diego Lemley beat Crown Point’s Oszkar Kasch 7-2.
“Diego had a great
day and beat two really quality kids,” Joll said. “In the finals, it was
0-0, built his lead and then when the kid came after us it got easier for
Cade Girgenti (170
pounds) started a string of three straight fall victories as he pinned
LaPorte’s Noah Perez at the 5:37 mark.
“Cade’s been paying
his dues since freshman year,” Joll said. “Not surprised at how well Cade is
wrestling. He does everything right in the room and is bringing it to the
mat. He’s really wrestling confidently.”
remained undefeated on the year with a fall victory over Kankakee Valley’s
Logan Nowak at 182 pounds in just 1:22.
“Lucas had fun,”
Joll said. “He wrestled on his feet a lot and we tried some different
things, but when it was time to pin his guy, he did.”
completed the gold rush with a pin victory over Crown Point’s Kyle Ramus at
1:19 of the first period.
“Andrew did what he
needed to do,” Joll said. “The less time on the mat for him the better off
The Trojans also
picked up a pair of runner-up finishes as Danny Tolin (106) and Eli Pokorney
(220) each were second.
really, really well. I think we had a little more gas in the tank than most
of the other kids,” Joll said. “Eli has trouble anticipating people
adjusting to him. It was a really good learning experience and it’s
something we’ll work on this week in practice.”
take a contingency of nine to next Saturday’s IHSAA Semistate at East
Chicago Central with State berth’s on the line.
“You don’t get to
State unless you deserve it,” Joll said. “Everybody’s got a chance if they
wrestle well and earn it. We’ve got a chance to get five or more guys down
AT CROWN POINT
1. Crown Point,
181.5; 2. Chesterton, 171; 3. Lowell, 94; 4. Kankakee Valley, 77; 5. (tie)
Wheeler and Hanover Central, 49; 7. LaPorte, 48; 8. Valparaiso, 46; 9. New
Prairie, 31; 10. LaVille, 26; 11. Michigan City, 16; 12. Andrean ,14; 13.
106 - Shawn Hollis
(Lo) dec. Danny Tolin ©, 10-3. 113 - Jose Diaz (W) dec. Andres Moreno (Lo),
11-7. 120 - Alex Bautista (HC) dec. Kaelin Kelly (CP), 5-4. 126 - Colton
Cummings (Lo) dec. Ian Dembowski (V), 5-0. 132 - Jack Tolin © tech fall
David Taylor (MC), 16-1. 138 - Jacob Burford (CP) dec. Hunter Cassoday (W),
6-0. 145 - Mario Traficanti (CP) dec. Abel Verbeek (Lo), 11-4. 152 - Noah
LaMore (CP) dec. Greg Lichtenberger (V), 5-2. 160 - Diego Lemley © dec.
Oszkar Kasch (CP), 7-2. 170 - Cade Girgenti © fall Noah Perez (LP), 5:37.
182 - Lucas Davison © fall Logan Nowak (KV), 1:22. 195 - Andrew Davison ©
fall Kyle Ramus (CP), 1:19. 220 - Justin Akers (CP) fall Eli Pokorney ©,
2:20. 285 - Aron Ceglarek (KV) FFW Alex Cartwright (LV).
106 - Giovanni Diaz
(W) dec. Julio Reyes (CP), 14-2. 113 - Brayden Ruiz (NP) dec. Kade Wagner
(K), 8-6 (ot). 120 - Skyler Gomez (LP) dec. Bryce Niewoehner (KV), 8-6. 126
- Collin Taylor (CP) dec. Gavin Larsen (HC), 1-0. 132 - Clayton King (NP)
FFW Nolan Tucker (HC). 138 - Stephen Biancardi © fall Jake Gilliam (HC),
2:30. 145 - Anthony Felke (LV) dec. Troy Johnson ©, 11-6. 152 - Vince Liggin
(HC) dec. Luke Nicksic (A), 9-5. 160 - Mike Lichtenberger (V) dec. Luke
Solomey (KV), 13-2. 170 - Randy Sneed (KV) FFW Lucas Scott (Lo). 182 - Ethan
Potosky (CP) fall Joshua Bohling (LP), 4:03. 195 - Nick Schoonveld (KV) dec.
Max Steward (Lo), 6-4. 220 - Kyle Simpkins (LP) fall Bailey Scurlock (A),
3:33. 285 - Michael Foster (CP) dec. Leighton Rodriguez (NP), 5-2.