Brian Mullett of Westview and T.J. Thompson of Lakeland each placed second in their weight divisions at Saturday’s East Noble Invitational wrestling meet.
Mullett scored an 18-3 technical fall victory over Hunter Price of Fremont in the first round of the 106-pount bracket, then beat Logan Aldrich of Fort Wayne Northrop, 9-1 in the semifinals. Mullett faced Connor Knapp of East Noble in the finals and fell to the Knight by an 8-0 major decision.
Thompson, wrestling in the 132-pound flight, got his day underway with a pin of Elkhart Central’s Seth Hurley in 5:34. Thompson shaded Courtney Odom of Northrop, 7-4 in the semifinal round.
The Laker then met Tyler Willms of Fremont in the championship bout. Willms edged Thompson, 3-1 to take home the title.
Two other county matmen claimed third-place ribbons in the meet. Luke Long of Lakeland whipped Logan Aldrich of Northrop, 13-5 in the consolation match at 106 pounds, while Trey Kennedy of Westview took third at 145 with an 8-4 decision over Xavier Poindexter of Northrop.
East Noble had six of its individuals win flight championships and rolled to the team crown with 275 points. Warsaw nipped Fremont, 157.5-156 for second place.
East Noble 275; Warsaw 157.5; Fremont 156; Elkhart Central 150; FW Wayne 146; FW Northrop 121; Lakeland 117; Westview 84.50
106—Connor Knapp (EN) major dec. Brian Mullett (WV), 8-0
113—Jarred Brooks (WR) pinned Sterling Lutter (EN), 0:51
120—David Wilde (FWN) dec. Tanner Frye (FR), 12-5
126—Kalib Jackson (EN) pinned Luis Cervantes (WR), 1:59
132—Tyler Willms (FR) dec. T.J. Thompson (LL), 3-1
138—Lucas Riecke (EN) pinned Nick Edwards (EC), 3:23
145—Tyler Householder (EN) pinned Shaun Johnson (FWW), 2:48
152—Johnny Tredway (EC) major dec. Eli Parks (EN), 14-4
160—Ricky Short (FR) pinned Greg Johnson (FWW), 4:16
170—Zach Kurtz (EC) dec. Blake Rodenbeck (EN), 6-2
182—Clint Hoffar (EN) dec. Detreck Wilson (FWN), 1-0
195—Ross Walker (EN) dec. Eliseo Guerra (EC), 10-5
220—Scott Swanson (EC) pinned Migual Delfin (FWW), 5:15
285—Neek Stauffer (EC) dec. Drake DeMuyt (EN), 9-2
106—Luke Long (LL) major dec. Hunter Price (FR), 13-5
112—Rasheem Hill (FWW) major dec. Hunter Kline (FR), 13-5
120—Jacob Weimer (EN) pinned Nate Gerardot (WV), 2:10
126—Dillan Pollard (FR) dec. Kevin Morris (WV), 14-7
132—Jayler Hernandez (WR) pinned Kourtney Odom (FWN), 2:12
138—Kris King (FWN) dec. David Schmucker (FR), 5-2
145—Trey Kennedy (WV) dec. Xavier Poindexter (FWN), 8-4
152—Adam Becker (WR) dec. Brad Owen (FR), 4-3
160—Evan Arguetta (EN) major dec. Skylar Kanode (WR), 16-4
170—Zach Walker (FWW) pinned Kyle Duzan (WR), 3:54
182—Brady Elliot (FR) pinned Josh Singleton (FWW), 0:28
195—Kanez Omar (FWW) pinned Caleb Long (LL), 2:26
220—Brandon Joest (EN) dec. Blaine White (FWN), 3-1
285—Stephen Reyes (FWW) pinned Michael Yankosky (WV) 1:41