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Kyle McCoy (top) wrestled to a 2-2 mark and a fourth place finish at the Bo Henry Classic on Saturday.
Knights earn best-ever second at Bo Henry Classic

Time Staff report

BLOOMINGTON -- The Northview Knights crowned a pair of champions at the Bo Henry Classic at Bloomington North High School on Saturday on the way to a best-ever runnerup finish as a team.

The Knights placed nine of their 14 competitors in the top-three overall as Northview finished behind only Castle in the tourney.

Luke Pingleton and Chris Craft both went 3-0 on the day and won championships as Northview scored 216 team points to place behind Castle's 263.5. Mooresville was third with 206 points, Bloomington North was fourth, Martinsville fifth and Heritage sixth. Terre Haute North was unable to compete.

At 112 pounds, Luke Pingleton advanced to the title bout where he was able to take a 9-2 decision against the Cougars' Alex Wasley and win the championship.

Chris Craft returned at 119 pounds in the Knights' most recent bout against Edgewood to receive a forfeit victory and, in his first regular matches of the season, also won all three matches, scoring a fall over Princeton's Caleb Smith in the final. Craft pinned Smith, the 15th-ranked wrestler at 119 according to the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches' Association, in just 1:45 for the championship.

Luke Pingleton (right) won the title at 112 pounds for the Knights.
Freshman Brandon Mikesell, at 125 pounds, was the runnerup for Northview, dropping his final match against Alex Welch of Castle. Zach Stultz also earned a second place finish, going 2-1 overall at 145 pounds. Stultz would drop a 4-1 decision to Preston Richard of Castle in the finals.

Third place finishes went to Skyler Hall at 103 pounds, Brandon Hathaway at 135, Caleb Dutrow at 152, Tom Herr-Smith at 160 and Tommy Holifield at 189.

Beau Pingleton was forced to default his final match due to illness or the Knights' finish might have been even better. Pingleton finished at 3-1 on the day and beat Bloomington North's Ethan Oppenlander 15-4 to qualify for the finals before the default left him in fourth place.

Herr-Smith scored the decision over Bloomington North's Garrett Goldman, 3-2, to place third for the Knights.

Senior Jared Staley was fourth for Northview along with Kyle McCoy.

The Knights will compete next at the Mooresville Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28 and 29th.

At Bloomington North H.S.

Bo Henry Classic

Northview results

103 -- Skyler Hall (third), 3-1

112 -- Luke Pingleton (first), 3-0

119 -- Chris Craft (first), 3-0

125 -- Brandon Mikesell (second), 2-1

130 -- Kyle McCoy (fourth), 2-2

135 -- Brandon Hathaway (third), 3-1

140 -- Beau Pingleton (fourth), 3-1

145 -- Zach Stultz (second), 2-1

152 -- Caleb Dutrow (third), 3-1

160 -- Tom Herr-Smith (third), 3-1

171 -- Nathan Disney (sixth), 1-3

189 -- Tommy Holifield (third), 3-1

215 -- Jared Staley (fourth), 2-2

275 -- Beau Judd (fifth), 2-2

Team Results

Castle 263 , Northview 214, Mooresville 214, Mooresville 206, Bloomington North 206, Princeton 136, Martinsville 134, Heritage 62

103: Michael Brown (Castle) tech. fall Chris Walker (Moores), 16-0 (final)

112: Shawn Wasley (BN) pin Alex Richman, (Heritage), 5:29

Alex Griesemer (Princeton) pin Wasley, :38

Andrew Bowman (Mart), pin. Wasley, 2:36

Fifth place: Richman (Heritage), dec. Wasley, 7-5


Luke Pingleton, (NV), dec. Griesemer (BN), 9-2.

119: Caleb Smith (Princeton) pin Michael Brown, (BN), 1:42

Derek Bratton (Mart), p. Brown, 2:29


Chris Craft (NV), pin Smith, 1:45

125: Zach Arthur (BN), won by forfeit

Doug Welch (Castle), d. Arthur, 12-0

Arthur (BN) p. Brian Hart (Heritage), 4:52

Third: Damon McEilhiney (Princeton), dec. Arthur, 2-0


Welch (Castle) dec. Brandon Mikesell (Nv), 8-1

130: Andrew Seitz (Castle) dec. Adriel Jordan, (BN), 7-5

Jordan (BN) won by forfeit

Steve Goode (Mart), dec. Jordan, 14-7

Fifth: Jordan (BN) dec. Cory Shanks (Princeton), 5-0


Seitz (Castle) dec. Nick Angermeier (Moores), 12-2

135: Kody Hardin (BN), won by forfeit

Jordan Krulik (Mart), pin, Hardin, 2:34

Corbin Murphy (Moores), pin. Hardin, 2:07

Fifth: Trace Jines (Princeton), pin. Hardin, 2:34


Krulik (Mart) dec. Chad Welch (Castle), 3-2

140: James Walker (Mart), pin. Ethan Oppenlander (BN), 1:10

Oppenlander (BN) won by forfeit

Beau Pingleton (NV), d. Oppenlander, 15-4

Fifth: Phillip Seitz (Castle), dec. Oppenlander (BN), 8-3


Drake Stein (Princeton), dec. Walker, 14-5

145: Preston Richard (Castle), pin. Allen Cox (BN), 4:12

Cox (BN) pin. Sean Hatfield, 1:40

Joey Juliano (Moores), dec. Cox, 11-2

Fifth) Cox (BN) pin. Brandon Ferran, 1:40


Richard (Castle) dec. Zach Stultz (NV), 4-1

152: Jesse Thomas (BN), won by forfeit

Briar Runyon (Mart), pin. Thomas, 1:23

Taylor Scott (Heritage), pin. Thomas, 4:32

Fifth: Dain Smith (Moores), pin. Thomas, :38

Runyan (Mart) dec. Andrew Pettijohn (Castle), 3-2, ot

160: Todd Hacker (Moores), dec. Garrett Goldman (BN), 8-0

Goldman (BN) won by forfeit

Goldman (BN) pin. True Cowan (Princeton), 4:51

Third: Tom Herr-Smith (NV), dec. Goldman, 3-2


Hacker (Moores) dec. Cory Weikel (Castle), 11-2

171: Randy Tague (BN), pin. Justin Garrett, (Mart), 1:55

Tague (BN) dec. Ryan Mann (Castle), 4-3


Alfred Warren (Moores), dec. Tague, 10-2

189: Jimmy Qualters (BN), pin. Ryan Dunn (Mart), 1:03

Qualters (BN) p. Tommy Holifield (NV), 2:52


Qualters (BN) pin. Alex rosebrock (Castle), 5:10

215: Jake VanDeventer (BN), won by forfeit

Clay Robinson (Castle) dec. VanDeventer, 5-1

VanDeventer (BN) dec. Adrian Lepper (Heritage), 8-0

Third: VanDeventer (BN) pin Jared Staley (Nv), 4:22


Robinson (Castle), dec. Clayton Smith (Moores), 7-4

285: Joey Arthur, (BN), p. Luke Knox, 1:18

Arthur (BN) pin. Jordan Hancock (Princeton), :54

Championship bout

Arthur (BN) dec. Tyler Daugherty, (Castle), 4-2

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