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Dominic Skees Wins Hoosier Conference Championship

Dominic Skees Wins Hoosier Conference Championship

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!


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