Demons take SEC crown

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News


The Washington wrestlers came hungry for a conference championship when they entered Mt. Pleasant High School on Tuesday night. The Demons used an eight-match winning streak to top the rival Panthers 45-23 and finish the year undefeated in the Southeast Conference.

The ngiht started with a couple of pin falls for each team. Washington?s Walker Ikerd kicked things off with a pin late in the first period at 120 lbs. Tyler Raub helped the Panthers tie the game at 126 lbs. He turned Washington?s Joey Labelle for a pin with just 10 seconds remaining in the match and it was 6-6.

That was the last Panther win for a long while as Washington strung together eight-straight wins from 132 lbs. to 195 lbs. to break open the dual.

Dillan Sanders picked up a pin in the third period at 132 lbs. Garrett Ikert followed with a 2-0 win at 138 lbs., scoring on an illegal hold by Abe Wilson and a late escape.

David Hora followed Sanders with a pin in the second period at 3:45 lbs. Cade Pohren had a late takedownt o pull away, 4-1, over Jaden Davis at 152 lbs. Kiowa Keith took the 160 lbs. match on a 10-4 decision over Garrett Boecker. Tristin Wesphal-Edwards won at 170 lbs. with a 5-0 decision over James DeMeyer. Collin Murphy pinned Brennen Bender in 39 seconds at 182 lbs., and Tanner Murphy scored on a late reversal to steal the 195 lbs. match from Zach Beason.

Washington led 39-6 going into the 220 lbs. match. Mt. Pleasant?s Dalton Bass won by forfeit to break the Demon streak. Mitchell Huisenga gave Washington six more points, however, with a 27-second pin at 285 lbs.

The Panthers did end the night with a couple of positives. Corbin Broeker topped Washington?s Matt Collett with a technical fall at 106 lbs. and Brayden Ackles finished the meet with a pin, in 3:15, at 113 lbs.

Washington finished the SEC schedule at 4-0 to take the conference championship. Mt. Pleasant will finish second with a 3-1 record.

Full results from Tuesday night?s meet can be found below.

Washington 45 vs. Mt. Pleasant 23: 120: Walker Ikerd (Wash) pins Conner Coleman (MP), (1:38). 126: Tyler Raub (MP) pins Joey Labelle (Wash), (5:50). 132: Dillan Sanderson (Wash) pins Dalton Moyle (MP), (4:28). 138: Garrett Ikerd (Wash) dec. Abe Wilson (MP), (2-0). 145: David Hora (Wash) pins Nate Wallace (MP), (3:45). 152: Cade Pohren (Wash) dec. Jaden Davis (MP), (4-1). 160: Kiowa Keith (Wash) dec. Garrett Boecker (MP), (10-4). 170: Tristin Westphal-Edwards (Wash) pins James DeMeyer (MP), (5-0). 182: Collin Murphy (Wash) pins Brennen Bender), (0:39).

195: Tanner Murphy (Wash) dec. Zach Beason (MP), (2-1). 220: Dalton Bass (MP) wins by forfeit. 285: Mitchell Huisenga (Wash) pins Henry Lutovsky (MP), (0:27).

106: Corbin Broeker (MP) wins via technical fall over Matt Collett (Wash), (20-5, 4:39). 113: Brayden Ackles (MP) pins Brennan Murphy (Wash), (3:15).