The Central Catholic varsity wrestlers took part in an unusual Hoosier Conference Tourney rescheduled due to snowstorms. The tourney took place on Friday, January 18th at Western HS, starting at 5:00pm and ending around 11:00pm.
The Knights finished in 6th place overall in team scores beating Lewis Cass, Tipton, Twin Lakes, and Benton Central.
8 of the 9 varsity wrestlers who participated in the tourney placed.
106 ~ Dominic Skees, the #1 seeded wrestler, earned his first Conference Championship with a exciting finals match against #2 seeded Anthony Martin of Western, winning by a 2-1 Decision. Dominic advanced to the finals with a 30 second pin fall over Kaine Fowler of Lewis Cass and 14-4 Major Decision over Eli McGuire of Tipton. Dominic finished the day with three wins and improved his record to 34-3.
160 ~ #3 seeded Senior Felipe Viera finished as a runner up advancing through the tourney with a pin fall over Western and upset over #2 seed Northwestern. Felipe lost to Bobby Williams of Hamilton Heights in the championship round.
132 ~ Isaac Switzer captured 3rd place with a fantastic move to win 3-2 with 10 seconds left in the match defeating Cade Cox of Lewis Cass.
145 ~ #1 seeded Dakota Skees suffered an early round upset but wrestled back and earned 3rd place with a 7-4 decision over #2 seed Bodey Henry of Northwestern.
126 ~ Freshman Andrew Kline finished in 4th place advancing with victories over wrestlers from Lewis Cass and Hamilton Heights.
138 ~ Christopher Antonio finished in 5th place with wins over wrestlers from Northwestern and Hamilton Heights.
170 ~ Peter Brown wrestled very well finished in 6th place.
182 ~ Alex Denney lost a tough first round match against a Hamilton Heights wrestler.
285 ~ Nathan Hardenburg did an outstanding job and finished in 6th place.
Great job coaches and wrestlers!