Boys Varsity Wrestling
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Senior Brigham Kleinhenz went 4-0 on Saturday (Dec. 30) in the North Montgomery Invitational to claim the event championship in the 170-pound weight class.
Junior Morgan Smith also placed fifth at 106 pounds for the Bull Dogs, who totaled 41.5 points as a team and finished 16th in the 16-school individual competition. Warren Central was the team champion with 188 points and host North Montgomery was second with 143 points.
Kleinhenz improved to 29-2 for the season with his day. He opened by pinning Charlie Moore of Mt. Vernon at 1:29. He followed with a pin of Noblesville’s Zack Knoll at 3:59. Kleinhenz took a 19-4 technical fall over Leo’s Jacob Fletcher in the semifinal round. Kleinhenz posted a 12-7 decision over North Central’s Sam Hauke in the championship match.
Smith went 3-2 for the day to move his season record to 20-8 at 106 pounds. He pinned Western’s Anthony Martin at 4:45 of the first round, then lost to Heritage Hills’ Sam Scott in the quarterfinals. Smith beat Noblesville’s Tim Alexander 6-2 in a consolation match, ten lost to Huntington North’s Preston Teusch in a consolation semifinal. Smith claimed an 8-4 decision over Leo’s Jacob Veatch in the fifth-place match.
Junior Tay Wells went 1-2 at 195 and did not place in the weight class. Wells pinned McCutcheon’s Mason Kershner at 0:57 in the first round. Wells then dropped consolation matches to New Haven’s Jaxson Savieo and Pendleton Heights’ Trevor Bynum to see his season mark go to 13-11.
The Bull Dogs had seven other athletes drop their opening-round match and finish 0-1 for the day – freshman Tyler Williams at 113, freshman Ashton Clark at 120, junior Dallin Anderson at 145, freshman Royce Lofton at 152, junior Dylan England at 160, sophomore Rashan Wells at 220 and freshman Caleb Dooley at 285.
Columbus North, 7-21 as a team, returns to action at 7 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 4) when it hosts Seymour in a dual meet.
NORTH MONTGOMERY INVITATIONAL
Team scores: Warren Central 188, North Montgomery 143, Hamilton Southeastern 138.5, Huntington North 110.5, North Central 110, Western 109, Pendleton Heights 104, Noblesville 85.5, New Haven 76.5, Heritage Hills 70, Elwood 68.5, McCutcheon 65, West Vigo 65, Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 58, Leo 54.5, Columbus North 41.5.
Columbus North Results
106 pounds: Morgan Smith (20-8) placed 5th and scored 10.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Morgan Smith (Columbus North ) 20-8 won by fall over Anthony Martin (Western) 0-1 (Fall 4:45). Quarterfinal - Sam Scott (Heritage Hills ) 19-2 won by fall over Morgan Smith (Columbus North ) 20-8 (Fall 5:17). Cons. Round 1 - Morgan Smith (Columbus North ) 20-8 won by decision over Tim Alexander (Noblesville) 16-9 (Dec 6-2). Cons. Semi - Preston Teusch (Huntington North ) 22-3 won by fall over Morgan Smith (Columbus North ) 20-8 (Fall 3:36). 5th Place Match - Morgan Smith (Columbus North ) 20-8 won by decision over Jacob Veatch (Leo) 15-6 (Dec 8-4)
113: Tyler Williams (15-14) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Lucas Richard (Leo ) 11-8 won by fall over Tyler Williams (Columbus North ) 15-14 (Fall 2:39).
120: Ashton Clark (4-21) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Lemieux (Hamilton Southeastern) 16-9 won by fall over Ashton Clark (Columbus North ) 4-21 (Fall 0:29).
145: Dallin Anderson (5-24) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Jackson Williams (Hamilton Southeastern) 10-15 won by forfeit over Dallin Anderson (Columbus North ) 5-24 (For.).
152: Royce Lofton (8-14) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Ronan Hiner (Hamilton Southeastern) 18-6 won by fall over Royce Lofton (Columbus North ) 8-14 (Fall 4:29).
160: Dylan England (7-19) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Ethan Blake (Hamilton Southeastern) 8-2 won by fall over Dylan England (Columbus North ) 7-19 (Fall 3:39).
170: Brigham Kleinhenz (29-2) placed 1st and scored 27.50 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Brigham Kleinhenz (Columbus North ) 29-2 won by fall over Charlie Moore (Mt. Vernon) 19-8 (Fall 1:29). Quarterfinal - Brigham Kleinhenz (Columbus North ) 29-2 won by fall over Zack Knoll (Noblesville) 11-11 (Fall 3:59). Semifinal - Brigham Kleinhenz (Columbus North ) 29-2 won by tech fall over Jacob Fletcher (Leo ) 15-6 (TF-1.5 5:49 (19-4). 1st Place Match - Brigham Kleinhenz (Columbus North ) 29-2 won by decision over Sam Hauke (North Central ) 23-5 (Dec 12-7).
195: Tay Wells (13-11) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Tay Wells (Columbus North ) 13-11 won by fall over Mason Kershner (McCutcheon ) 0-2 (Fall 0:57). Quarterfinal - Jaxson Savieo (New Haven ) 25-1 won by fall over Tay Wells (Columbus North ) 13-11 (Fall 3:43). Cons. Round 1 - Trevor Bynum (Pendleton Heights ) 28-4 won by fall over Tay Wells (Columbus North ) 13-11 (Fall 2:45).
220: Rashan Wells (2-5) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Drew Webster (North Montgomery ) 22-5 won by fall over Rashan Wells (Columbus North ) 2-5 (Fall 0:13).
285: Caleb Dooley (0-7) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Aiden Rea (Heritage Hills ) 29-5 won by fall over Caleb Dooley (Columbus North ) 0-7 (Fall 1:07).
Season Records (through Dec. 30)
>> 106: Morgan Smith, jr., 20-8 for season.
>> 113: Tyler Williams, fr., 15-14 for season.
>> 120: Ashton Clark, fr., 4-21 for season.
>> 126: Keandre Watson, so., 17-5 for season.
>> 132: no entry
>> 138: Falesha Ronsheim, jr., 0-1 for season.
>> 145: Dallin Anderson, jr., 5-24 for season.
>> 145: Yntymak Karagulov, jr., 3-8 for season.
>> 152: Royce Lofton, fr., 9-13 for season.
>> 160: Dylan England, jr., 7-18 for season.
>> 160: Thomas Hancock, sr., 3-13 for season.
>> 170: Brigham Kleinhenz, sr., 29-2 for season.
>> 182: Matthew Hartman, sr., 2-5 for season.
>> 195: Tay Wells, jr., 13-11 for season.
>> 220: Ethan Rogers, so., 6-10 for season.
>> 220: Rashan Wells, so., 2-5 for season.
>> 285: Bradley Gutierrez, jr., 10-7 for season.
>> 285: Caleb Dooley, fr., 0-8 for season.