INDIANAPOLIS -- Northview senior wrestler Beau Pingleton concluded a standout career for the Knights in Saturday's IHSAA State Finals with eighth-place.
Pingleton advanced to the quarterfinals with a win over Pendleton Heights' Cory Wenzara via fall in 3:01 Friday evening.
On Saturday however, Pingleton opened with a match against Mishawaka's Steven Sandefer.
In that match, Sandefer was able to post a 7-1 victory over Pingleton and would go on to become the state championship at 140 pounds later that evening. Sandefer finished the season with a 43-2 mark after defeating Chris Mascaro of Carmel, 8-2, in the championship bout.
The loss sent Pingleton into a match-up with Hobar's Jonny Dillon where he fell by an identical 7-1 score before losing a narrow 5-2 decision to Valparaiso's Alex Miller in the seventh-place match.
Pingleton capped his senior year with an outstanding 41-8 mark overall.
At Conseco Fieldhouse
IHSAA State Wrestling Finals
Pingleton defeats Cory Wenzara (PH) by fall, 3:01
Pingleton loses by decision to Steven Sandefer (Mwa), 7-1
Pingleton loses by decision to Jonny Dillon (Hobart), 7-1
Pingleton loses by decision to Alex Miller (Valpo), 5-2
--Pingleton places eighth
Zach Stultz loses by fall to Kyle Mosier (Yorktown), 2:55