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January 22, 2014

Peru grapplers rule Western Super Six

Peru's wrestling team ruled the Western Super Six on Saturday.

The Bengal Tigers won all five of their dual matches, beating Pioneer 78-3, beating Winamac 63-18, beating Wabash 75-6, beating Wawasee 76-0 and beating Western 48-28

Six Bengal Tigers posted perfect 5-0 records: Shane Garretson (106-pound weight class); Carter Kitner (113); Kegan Kern (132); Peyton Sturgill (138), Garret Sparks (160) and Evan Loe (145), who was named the meet’s outstanding wrestler and collected his 150th win during Saturday’s action. Loe is a three-time winner of the meet’s outstanding wrestler award.

Also for Peru, Conner Quin (120), Cameron Kitner (126), Danny Fisher (170), Nick Cress (195) and Erik Hobbs (220) were all 4-1, Noah Greer (152) was 3-1, Tristan Bragg (285) was 3-2, Deshawn Bayless (145) was 2-0, and Jason McBride (170) was 1-0.

Host squad Western beat Wabash 71-12, beat Wawasee 63-18, beat Winamac 51-28, beat Pioneer 72-12 and lost to Peru.

Peru and Western will cross paths again this Saturday in the Mid-Indiana Conference meet at Northwestern.

• Earlier in the week, Peru hosted a four-team gathering and posted a perfect record. The Tigers beat Blackford (78-3), Northwestern (72-6) and Oak Hill (35-27).

The Tigers had seven grapplers go undefeated — Garretson (106), Quin (120), Kern (132), Sturgill (138), Loe (145), Cress (195) and Hobbs (220).

Concordia Invitational

Lewis Cass finished second and Maconaquah was seventh in Fort Wayne Concordia’s nine-team invitational. Carroll of Allen County was tops with a score of 260. Cass finished with 222.5. Maconaquah had 109.

Maconaquah had one champion, 126-pounder Chase Wilson. The Braves had a pair of fourth-place finishers, 152-pounder Wesley Wilson and 195-pounder Nick Ingram.

Cass and Mac will compete in the MIC meet this Saturday.

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