Rushville Republican

November 23, 2012

Wrestler halt invading Raiders

Aaron Kirchoff
Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — The Lion wrestling team cruised to a 60-24 victory over Shenandoah Tuesday. The Lions improve to 4-1 on the year.

In the victory, four Lion wrestlers improve to 5-0 on the young season.

Blake Wood defeated Kodie Benefield at 138 with a pin at the 3:56 mark to remain perfect on the season. Garrett Hittle received a forfeit at 182 to go to 5-0. Robbie Hadley pinned Jessie Pedro in :52 at 220 to stay unbeaten and Joe Garland pinned Chuck Weir in 1:20 at heavyweight to secure his 5-0 record.

The match started at 132 where Shenandoah’s Dillon Kelly pinned Rushville’s Danny Mann in 1:40. Following Wood’s win, Rushville’s Conner Liford pinned Jessie Blumlien in 1:05 at 145.

Eli Olson received a forfeit at 152. At 160, Shenandoah’s Chandler Hale won by fall over Doug Cohee in :30. At 170, Shenandoah’s Kyle Webster pinned McKinen Flannery in 1:58. Rushville received forfeits to Hittle and James McLaughlin (195). Hadley and Garland followed with pins and Erica Williams won by forfeit at 106.

Shenandoah’s CJ Corbett pinned Zach Roszell in :47 at 113 to end the scoring for the Raiders. Rushville’s Trey Newton-Gassett (120) and Bailey Ford (126) received forfeits to cap the match.

The Lions return to the mat at home Thursday against South Dearborn. Wrestling begins at 6 p.m.

Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222 ext. 114