TIGERS TAKE TWO AT RAIDER DUALS
Warsaw won two rounds of the Raider Duals hosted by Northridge, but dropped two Northern Lakes Conference matches in its three losses.
Warsaw topped South Bend Adams 51-24 and Homestead 41-28, but lost to NorthWood 40-39 on criteria and Northridge 61-15, as well as a 36-31 decision to Fort Wayne Snider.
In the loss to NorthWood, Warsaw built an early lead on the strength of six pins, but NorthWood closed with two pins and a forfeit to put the score at 39-39. Although the Tigers won the most head-to-head matchups, NorthWood was awarded an additional point as the tie-breaking criteria came down to least forfeits.
A pair of forfeits late hurt Warsaw in its loss to Snider, Ridge won 11 of the 14 columns in round three, the Tigers rallied with six pins to knock off the Eagles, and the Tigers jumped out to a 28-4 lead on the Spartans en route to a round five win.
Warsaw had Brock Hueber go 5-0 with three pins and a major decision to lead the team. Andrew Ross, Jacob Linky and Brandon Estepp each went 4-1, and the trio of Jose Martinez, Isaiah Owens and Brock Hogenson all went 3-2 on the day.
NorthWood did not report its final results from the tournament.
WARSAW, VALLEY JV SHOW WELL AT PLYMOUTH INVITE
Warsaw had a pair of champions in William Loeza at 195 and Wyatt Klinger at 285 while Carlos Velazquez at 120, Jaxson Walters at 138, Josh Pelfrey at 195 and Cyle Wallen at 285 all were runner-up in the tourney. Warsaw landed nine others within the top five of the respective weight classes.
Valley had a pair of bracket winners among its workload at Plymouth. Brandt Alber and Dylin Losher both ran the gauntlet to win their weight classes for the Vikings. Gerardo Hernandez and Zack Burke both finished second and Landon Grossman was third among a busy day for the Vikes.
VIKINGS 4-1 AT GLENN INVITE
Valley pulled four team wins and had four individual class champions at the John Glenn Invite.
Valley defeated Fairfield 60-24, Bremen 59-19, Lakeland 65-18 and North Judson 66-12. It’s lone loss came against the host Falcons 42-39.
Individual champions for Valley were Drake Montelongo at 113, Hunter Eherenman at 138, Brandon Hammer at 170 and Johnny Gonsalez at 195.
Jacob Eherenman, Harry Johnston, Bazle Owens and Haegan Slusher were all 4-1 for the Vikings. Valley’s remaining active wrestlers all won at least two matches.