PLYMOUTH, IN. – The varsity wrestling team participated in the 80th annual IHSAA sectional tournament at Plymouth High School.
LaVille had nine wrestlers in the top six of various weight classes to compile 146 team points. The Lancers had four wrestlers among those in the top four and will advance to the Penn Regional on Saturday February 3 at 9:30 a.m.
Congratulations to Matthew Hominiuk (106 pound weight class), Dawson Leed (126), Nick Felke (138), Anthony Hatter (220), and Alex Cartwright (285) on advancing to the regional level.
Cartwright won the 285-pound sectional championship by pinning Dillon Estepp of Warsaw in 1-minute 46-seconds. Hatter finished sectional runner up, losing to Nate LaFree of Plymouth.
Felke finished third, Leed third, and Hominiuk fourth.
“We ended up coming in 5th place as a team by a matter of 1.5 points!,” said LaVille coach Sean Webb. “That is what our goal was coming into Saturday. The guys wrestled well. I would of liked a few matches to go differently, but we hit all our goals and definitely need to rest up for next week.”
According to Coach Webb, the procedure for the overall sectional placements from sectional go into the bracketing for the Penn Regional.
“By finishing third, we will have to face the second place wrestler in the LaPorte Sectional and by finishing fourth we will face the first place wrestler and so on,” said Webb. “This gives us an idea of who we will face in regionals. Drawing a second place wrestler is much easier than a first place wrestler.”
The top four place winners in each weight class advance to the semi-state tournament.
LaVille wrestlers would advance to the East Chicago Semi-State on Feb. 10 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
Doors open at Penn High School for Saturday’s regional at 8:30 a.m.
Admission will be $7 per person.
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IHSAA PLYMOUTH WRESTLING SECTIONAL
Team Scores: Wawasee 285.5, Plymouth 217, Culver Academy 202, Triton 146, LaVille 114.5, Warsaw 113, Tippecanoe Valley 95, Bremen 43, Culver Community 31
LaVille Individual Summary
106: Matt finished, 4th (regional qualifier)
126: Dawson Leed, finished 3rd (regional qualifier
132: Ethan Roberts, finished 6th
138: Nick Felke, finished 3rd (regional qualifier)
145: Cody Wireman, finished 7th
160: Travis Wickizer, finished 6th
182: Matt Brown, finished 5th
195: Jorge Esguerra, finished 6th
220: Anthony Hatter, Finished 2nd (regional qualifier)
285: Alex Cartwright, finished 1st (regional qualifier)