(Top photo) Jacob Hendrich works to get his opponent on his back as he finished first in the Bantam Division.
(Middle photo) Keiontre' Wilkey works over an opponent on the way to finishing first in the Midget Division of the Crawfordsville Folkstyle Tournament.
(Bottom photo) Chris Craft (1st place Juniors), Keiontre' Wilkey (1st place Midget), Tommy Herr-Smith (1st place Cadet), Zach Stultz (1st place Cadet) and Corey Grigsby (3rd place University)
North Clay's wrestling team got off to a roaring start in Monday's dual match against Cloverdale, winning the first nine matches on the way to an 80-36 victory.
Caleb Nicosin opened the match by shutting out Tyler Haraizel before both Austin Bell and Skylar Hall pinned their opponents. After Austin Sciotto received a forfeit at 85 pounds, Luke Pingleton continued the streak with a 6-3 decision and Carson Craft pinned Jeff Couse in just 1:32.
At 105 and 110, Tony Cooksey and Eric Hamblen received forfeits before Cloverdale got on the board with their first points.
Chris Payne got a forfeit at 120 pounds for the Knights and Brandon Mikesell won 14-2 at 125 pounds before a 6-4 decision at 130 pounds for Broc Potter.
The Clovers won four straight decisions to narrow the gap with North Clay but Tommy Holifield pinned Zach Couse at 165 pounds in 44 seconds and Brad Powell put John Cartnell on his back at 180 pounds in just 11 seconds. Beau Judd got a forfeit at 275 to wrap up the North Clay victory.
Clayton Neff won his exhibition match at 125 pounds with a pin.
North Clay 80, Cloverdale 36
70 lbs -- Caleb Nicosin won 8-0 over Tyler Haraizl
75 lbs -- Austin Bell WBF (2:33) over Jacob Creasy
80 lbs -- Skylar Hall WBF (1:53) over Joey Ingram
85 lbs -- Austin Sciotto won by forfeit
90 lbs -- Luke Pingleton won 6-3 over Donny Helterbrand
95 lbs -- Patrick Durcholz won by forfeit
100 lbs-- Carson Craft WBF (1:32) over Jeff Couse
105 lbs -- Tony Cooksey won by forfeit
110 lbs -- Eric Hamblem won by forfeit
115 lbs -- Cole Dickison LBF (:30) to Zach Osborne
120 lbs -- Chris Payne win by forfeit
125 lbs -- Brandon Mikesell won 14-2 over Sam Mayhew
130 lbs -- Broc Potter won 6-4 over Matt Hall
135 lbs -- Conor Strain LBF (:36) to Joey Rossitti
140 lbs -- Aaron See LBF (:37) to Levi Roller
145 lbs -- Cody Brattain LBF (1:22) to Lee Secrest
155 lbs -- Brady Silvers LBF (2:29) to Dillion Gray
165 lbs -- Tommy Holifield WBF (:44) over Zach Couse
180 lbs -- Brad Powell WBF (:11) over John Cartnell
215 lbs -- Brandon Pleake LBF (:46) to Josh Batchelor
275 lbs -- Beau Judd won by forfeit
125 lbs -- Brody Girton LBF (1:17) to Josh Berdent
125 lbs -- Clayton Neff WBF (:43) over Robert Hemline
Wabash Valley Wrestling Club
The Wabash Valley Wrestling Club competed in the Crawfordsville Folkstyle Tourney on Saturday with several competitors finishing highly.
Winners on the afternoon included Chris Craft in the Junior Division, Keiontre' Wilkey in the Midget Division, Tommy Herr-Smith was the champion in the Cadet Class, Zach Stultz won in Cadet and Northview graduate Cory Grigsby was third in the University class.
Evan Hendrich, age four and a half, was fifth in the Pee Wee class and his brother Jacob was first in the Bantam class.
There will be signups for the freestyle season on Tuesday, March 14 at North Clay beginning at 5 p.m. The cost is $10 for those already holding membership for folkstyle and $50 for new members.