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Prairie Heights 3 Year Champs at West Noble Super Duals
Sunday Jan 08, 2017 12:00am
Ligonier, IN

The Prairie Heights Wrestlers were able to enter their Varsity ("A") and JV ("B") teams in the West Noble Super Duals. For third year, the Panthers Varsity (Prairie Heights “A”) wins the West Noble Super Duals for third consecutive year after going 5-0 on Saturday.

PH improves to 31-1 overall on the season. PH “B” team goes 3-2 on the weekend and finishes in 7th place. PH “B” season record against varsity competition is now 8-6.

The Panthers match against Jimtown was where it all came down. The match started out at 182 lbs. Joey Blakely (PH) pinned Dalton Heintzenberger in 5:00 midway through the third period to put PH up 6-0. Codey Shafer (PH) made quick work out of Logan Blount at 195 with a quick 2pt. takedown. He then put Blount to his back and earned the fall in 1:43. At 220, Troy Deetz (PH) faced Roy Thomas. After a scoreless first period, Deetz chose bottom to start the second period. Deetz was up 1-0 after a quick escape; however Thomas regained the lead with takedown and then put Deetz to his back near the boundary line and also gained 3 pt. near fall. Deetz excited the PH crowd as he bridged off of his back and reversed Thomas to his own back and picked up another fall for the Panthers, giving them an 18-0 lead. At heavyweight, Corey Brown (PH) and Cam Terry were in a defensive battle going into the final period. With Terry up 3-2, Brown was hit with a stalling call from bottom, which put Terry ahead by two. Brown managed to escape, but Terry held on to win by a score of 4-3. With PH now up 18-3, Nick Buchanan added six more for Heights by taking a forfeit at 106 lbs. The tide started to turn towards Jimtown’s side the next five matches. Malachi Walters (PH) was able to reverse a Hunter Watts takedown and briefly put him to his back, but the pin wasn’t called. Watts would end up pinning Walters with six seconds left in the first. Blake Hoyer (PH) had a very similar match with Hunter Whitman. Hoyer reversed an early takedown and evened the score at two. However Whitman hit a reversal of his own at the end of the first period. After an escape followed by a takedown by Whitman in the second period, Hoyer managed an escape in the third and the score stood at 7-3 in favor of Jimtown. Ryan Rasler (PH) injured his thumb earlier in the day, but managed to stay off his back against Jimtown’s Matt Gimson in the 126 lb. match. Gimson added 5 points to Jimtown’s score with a tech fall, cutting the lead to 24-17. Conner Gimson (Matt’s twin brother) followed suit with a tech fall off his own over PH’s Zeke Rowdon, cutting the PH lead down to two. After an injury at 138 in a previous match, Heights forfeited and gave the Jimmies six more points and the lead. PH was able to tie score after Riley Rasler earned a 17-5 major decision over Andrew Eaton at 145. With the score now tied at 28, Jimtown turned to Kenny Kerrn, who pinned Isiah Levitz with 10 seconds left in the first period. Jed Levitz answered for Heights with a fall of his own early in the second period over Tyler Norment, setting up the deciding match with the scored tied at 34. Coye Blodgett faced Bryce Track at 170 lbs. in the match of the day. Blodgett managed a takedown after controlling the hands of Track. Track however would not be held down and was able to escape, making the score 2-1 in favor of PH after one period. In the second period, Blodgett chose bottom and quickly revered, going up by a score of 4-1. Working well from bottom again, Track escaped giving him another point. The intensity picked up even more in the third period. Blodgett was called for locked-hands, giving Track yet another point. After the restart, Blodgett appeared to be on his way for a pin, however the move was called potentially dangerous and the action stopped. From there, Track was able to escape yet again, tying the score at four with under a minute to go. The gritty PH junior managed a late takedown with 10 seconds left and rode Track out to win 6-4 and give Heights a thrilling 37-34 victory.

At the end of the day PH wins their 3rd consecutive WN Super Duals and is currently 31-1 on the season. PH finishes up the regular season next Thursday at Fremont.

Team Results:
1st-PH “A” 5-0
2nd- Jimtown 4-1
Fairfield 4-1
Garrett 4-1
Concord 3-2
Northridge 3-2
PH “B” 3-2
West Noble 2-3
White Pigeon 2-3
Bremen 0-5
Howe 0-5
Whitko 0-5

Round by Round Results
PH “A” 40 Northridge 30 PH “B” 18 White Pigeon 64
PH “A” 55 White Pigeon 18 PH “B” 66 Howe 16
PH “A” 72 Whitko 6 PH “B” 30 Concord 47
PH “A” 37 Jimtown 34 PH “B” 64 Bremen 9
PH “A” 77 Bremen 5 PH “B” 60 Whitko 19

Top wrestlers for PH “A”: Nick Buchanan (106), Riley Rasler (145), Jed Levitz (160) all went 5-0. Going 4-1 were Malachi Walters (113), Ryan Rasler (126), Isiah Levitz (152), Coye Blodgett (170), Joey Blakeley (182), Codey Shafer (195), and Troy Deetz (220). Going 3-2 were Blake Hoyer (120) and Zeke Rowdon (132).

Top wrestlers for PH “B”: Brandon Baas (106) went 5-0. Going 4-1 were Evan Philpott (113) and Ethan German (4-1). Going 3-2 were Kolton Handshoe (195), Isaiah Bolen (182), Lucas Waite (160), Jon Messer (170), Gary Hayward (138), Cole McCollum (132), Calob Glick (126), and Bryan Baas (120)

PH wins 3rd consecutive WN Super Duals and is currently 31-1 on the season. PH finishes up the regular season next Thursday at Fremont.
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