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Trojan wrestlers advance 5 to Day 2 at Al Smith

The Chesterton wrestling team advanced five wrestlers to Day 2 of the Al Smith Invitational at Mishawaka on Thursday.

Four of the five Trojans finished a perfect 3-0 on the day and will wrestle in the semifinals today.

Jack Tolin picked up victories at 132 pounds over Hayden Hooky (Hobart), Ethan Hensley (Bloomingon South) and Bryton Goering (SB Riley). He will face Jimtown’s Connor Gimson in the semis.

Lucas Davison racked up victories at 182 pounds with wins over Jacob Bondon (Portage), Julio Navarro (Goshen) and Josue Hill (Zionsville). Davison will face Austin Faulkner of Mishawaka in the semis.

Andrew Davison got two fall victories and a tech fall at 195 pounds with wins over Jonathan Thomas (SB Adams), Richard Bisping (Lowell) and Dustin Hochstetler (Penn). Davison will face Bellmont’s Caleb Hankenson in the semis.

Eli Pokorney picked up a win by forfeit to start the day at 220 pounds and then beat Hunter Jackson (Bloomington South) and James Lewis (Calumet) by fall. Pokorney will face Andrew VanderWoude of Merrillville in the semis.

The fifth Trojan participating today is Danny Tolin at 106 pounds. Tolin fell to Merrillville’s Martin Cruz (15-2) before getting wins over Matt Kline (Elkhart Memorial), Ethan Eberhart (Jimtown), Karsten Hershberger (Lawrence North) and Fernando Flores (Goshen).

Tolin will face Prairie Heights’ Nick Buchanan in the consolation round today.

Al Smith Invitational


106 -- Danny Tolin -- lost dec. Martin Cruz (Merrillville), 15-2; won fall Matt Kline (Elkhart Memorial), :45; won fall Ethan Eberhart (Jimtown), :24; won fall Karsten Hershberger (Lawrence North), 4:23; won dec. Fernando Flores (Goshen), 5-3 (ot).

113 -- Ethan Mahaffey -- won forfeit; lost fall Brock Peele (Portage), :20; won fall Hrothgar Whitman (SB Riley), :22; lost fall Justin Risten (Rochester), 2:23.

120 -- Chris Merrill -- won tech fall Carlos DeFault (Mishawaka), 18-2; lost dec. Kyler McKinney (Princeton), 20-4; won fall Alex Slates (Penn), 2:39; won fall Dylan Runyan (Jimtown), 1:49; lost fall Skyler Gomez (LaPorte), :50.

126 -- Nick Winland -- lost dec. Enrique Flores, 16-6; won fall Taylor Taft (Mishawaka), 2:12; lost Dylan DeMarco (Garrett), :52.

132 -- Jack Tolin -- won fall Hayden Hooky (Hobart), 1:40; won tech fall Ethan Hensley (Bloomington South), 16-0; won dec. Bryton Goering (SB Riley), 8-0.

138 -- Stephen Bacardi -- lost dec. Noah Cauette (Goshen), 12-10 (ot); won fall Seth Sutton (Prairie Heights), 4:13; lost fall Austin King (Center Grove), 1:26.

145 -- Troy Johnson -- won fall Ben Kensinger (Mishawaka), 4:23; lost dec. Corban Pollitt (Columbus East), 10-0; lost dec. Victor Lizardi (Calumet), 14-4.

152 -- Kevin Mochen -- lost fall Kassius Breathitt (SB Riley), 4:47; won Forfeit; lost dec. Sam Gobeyn (Zionsville), 4-2.

170 -- Cade Girgenti -- won fall Seyi Akinwumi (Merrillville), 1:57; lost dec. Tavonte Malone (SB Adams), 15-5; lost dec. Tyekease Baker (Elkhart Central), 6-3.

182 -- Lucas Davison -- won dec. Jacob Bondon (Portage), 16-4; won dec. Julio Navarro (Goshen), 4:58; won dec. Josue Hill (Zionsville), 7-2.

195 -- Andrew Davison -- won fall Jonathan Thomas (SB Adams), :37; won fall Richard Bisping (Lowell), :45; won tech fall Dustin Hochstedler (Penn), 17-2.

220 -- Eli Pokorney -- won forfeit; won fall Hunter Jackson (Bloomington South), :39; won fall James Lewis (Calumet), 1:04.


Posted 12/30/2016




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