PHHS ARABIANS 4-1 AT NEW CASTLE – GIBSON STILL UNDEFEATED – PHHS GIRLS AT MACONAQUAH
The PHHS Arabian Wrestling club won 4 duals and narrowly lost 1 this weekend at the New Castle Super Six. The team moves to a 9-2 record on the season. The PHHS Girls wrestling squad traveled to Maconaquah for a tournament.
Senior team captain Caleb Gibson continued his impressive early season at 145 lb weight class. Caleb earned a 5-0 record for the day – he is now 11-0 for the season! And, perhaps more impressively, every win has been by pin.
Junior Cade Campbell also turned in an undefeated day with 5 falls. Campbell wrestled his best of the season – he continues to use an arsenal of moves not typical for the upper weights (Cade is at 220 lbs), showing that he is a complete wrestler
Blake Nicholson (106), Jared Brown (126/132) and Tremor Bynum (195) also all went 5-0 on the day
The younger Arabians really stepped up during the meet too. Freshman Jake Ehrgott stepped in at 126/132 and had an outstanding day of wrestling. He finished the day at 4-1 including a couple of falls. Colin Gillespie subbed in for Jarod Miller at 160 – a very difficult weight class for a young wrestler. Gillespie’s record was only 2-3 but his effort and fight against mature, experienced wrestlers from the other teams showed signs of his potential. Finally, Freshman Derek Lowder went 1-1 at 285. In his victory, Lowder stopped a headlock attempt by a junior from Whiteland, then plowed the man over for a 17 second fall.
The PHHS Girls traveled to Maconaquah. Pendleton Heights sent 5 lady grapplers to the tournament and all of them had some success. Gracie Addison won 1 match by fall. Lauren Gamache wrestled 5 matches and won 2 of them by fall. Brooklyn Driver won 3 of her 4 matches by pin! Allie Kramer won 1 match, blanking her opponent from Penn by a 12-0 score. Jarah Quiroga also on a match by fall.
Scores/Summary of matches at New Castle:
ARABIANS 67 Knightstown 9
In the opening matchup of the day, 12 of 14 Arabian wrestlers were victorious. Tremor Bynum won a thrilling 6-5 victory at 195 lbs. Austin Cummings, Jaiden Tong, Jake Ehrgott, Jared Brown, Caleb Gibson, Zach Sanford, Jacob Brown and Cade Campbell all won by fall.
ARABIANS 36 North Central 43
The lone loss of the day – winning Arabians were Blake Nicholson, Jared Brown, Caleb Gibson, Tremor Bynum, Cade Campbell, and Justin Stephens
ARABIANS 72 New Castle 12
The Trojans were a depleted team, only fielding 5 wrestlers this weekend. Jared Brown and Cade Campbell scored quick pins. Jake Ehrgott had the exciting match here – only up 2-1 at the beginning of the 3rd period, Ehrgott got a quick escape, then turned a takedown into a fall with 30 seconds left in the match
ARABIANS 66 Whiteland 15
Probably the best overall match of the day for the Arabians team, this was an impressive victory over a tenacious Whiteland squad. Blake Nicholson looked really aggressive and strong at 106 – you can tell he is settling into the high school level of competition. Blake finally scored a fall using a Grapevine late in the 3rd period. Jacob Brown and Clayton Todd both also had some really exciting, close matches that they each won by fall in the 3rd period. Other Arabians winning by fall were Austin Cummings, Jared Brown, Derek Sikorski, Caleb Gibson, Tremor Bynum, Cade Campbell and Derek Lowder
ARABIANS 60 Beech Grove 18
In the final match of the day, the Arabians were rolling and kept it going. Austin Cummings scored another fall – his last 2 matches of the day he really picked up his pace and aggressiveness. Jaiden Tong got a nice fall at 120 pounds in the first period after reversing his opponent straight to their back. Other Arabians winning by fall were Jared Brown, Caleb Gibson, Zach Sanford, Clayton Todd, Tremor Bynum and Cade Campbell
The Arabians will send their JV “Futures” squad to the Lawrence Central JV Invite on Monday evening. The entire PHHS team will be on the road Wednesday night at Alexandria, then return home next Saturday to host the Arabian Super Six tournament.