Boys Varsity Wrestling · Boys Varsity Wrestling finishes 4th place at North Montgomery Holiday Duals

  Place Points
Warren Central High School 1st 700
Pendleton Heights High School 2nd 600
Mt Vernon High School - Mt. Vernon 3rd 500
Hamilton Southeastern High School 4th 400
Western High School 5th 300
North Montgomery High School 6th 200
West Vigo High School 7th 100
Leo High School 8th 90
North Central High School 9th 80
Huntington North High School 10th 70
Noblesville High School 11th 60
New Haven High School 12th 50
McCutcheon High School 13th 40
Rochester High School 14th 30
Elwood Community High School 15th 20
Heritage Hills High School 16th 10

The young Royals competed well at the Duals on Day 1 of the North Mont Holiday Duals. The day began with pool play which saw the Royals take on 2A State Qualifiers West Vigo in Round 1. The Royals were able to pull away by the end and win 45-23 despite having to forfeit all day at 182 pounds due to being medically ruled out at weigh ins.
Round 2 wasn’t close as a team, but saw 220 pounder Andrew Irick, previously ranked #13 in the state, take out the #1 wrestler in the state (and #17 nationally) in an 8-2 decision before the team went on to win 60-18. Unfortunately, during a first period flurry of action, Junior Ronan Hiner, ranked number 7 in the Semi-State Rankings, injured his shoulder. He would continue that match and win one handed in overtime against a quality opponent, but his tournament ended that match, costing the Royals another weight class the rest of the day.
In round 3, the Royals took care of business to win their pool over New Haven, 43-29 to advance to the Championship bracket.
Ultimately, the 12 points the Royals spotted both Pendleton Heights and Mount Vernon in the Semi-final and 3rd place match, respectively, cost them close matches that likely would have flipped to victories had the full roster been healthy. As it was, the young team fought hard and came up just short and finished 4th place in the 16 team tourney.