The Northview wrestling team posted a 2-2 mark at the Westfield Invitational on Saturday afternoon with some successful individual performances.
The Knights continued to get some big performances from their younger wrestlers.
Three freshmen saw action for the Knights with Chris Craft going a perfect 4-0 on the day and earning big team points with three wins by fall and a major decision. Craft improves to 9-1 on the season for Northview.
Nick Hensler posted a pair of pins in his two matches and Brandon Hathaway earned a win by forfeit.
Senior Greg Stultz game through at 171 pounds with a 3-1 afternoon, taking wins over Mount Vernon, Northwestern and Shelbyville, two of them by fall. Sophomore Zach Stultz also went unbeaten in the tourney, posting a tech fall winner in his opener, 18-2, and getting a 9-4 decision in his second match. He edged out a 4-3 win versus Northwestern and drilled his opponent from Shelbyville with a 16-0 win.
Senior Austin Nicosin returned to action after a preseason injury and won both his matches by fall. He finished his day with a 32 second pin over Shelbyville. Beau Pingleton posted a 3-1 mark on Saturday afternoon with three pins and an 8-4 loss in his last match of the day. Hank Weishaupt also was 3-1 at Westfield at 160 pounds with three pins.
As a team, Northview posted a 57-24 win over Northwest and a 56-19 decision over Shelbyville but lost a close 41-35 match with Mount Vernon forfeiting the 103 pound class and lost 54-19 to Westfield who was a regional finalist last season.
Against Mount Vernon, the Knights rallied from an opening loss at 152 to get pins from Weishaupt and Greg Stultz, but struggled in the upper weights, dropping falls at 189, 215 and 275 and a forfeit at 103 and a fall at 112.
Northview rallied back to get pins from Pingleton and Craft and a tech fall from Zach Stultz and a forfeit at 140. Chris Dean was injured in his 4-2 loss at 145 that ended his afternoon prematurely. In their wins versus Northwest and Shelbyville, Northview scored big decision early and often by getting nine falls versus Northwest and another six against Shelbyville.
Next up for Northview will be their home opener, a conference battle with rival Owen Valley on Wednesday evening. Northview would like to invite all Brazil High School or Northview High School wrestling alumni to attend the event. On Saturday, Northview will host their own invitational with Plainfield, Terre Haute North, South Vermillion, Brown County and West Vigo.
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