Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

January 22, 2014

Peru grapplers rule Western Super Six

MC Weekly

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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.