OVMS Wrestlers Improve To 5-2 With Wins Over Putnam Teams
Owen Valley Middle School’s wrestling team recently improved to 5-2 as Kyle Shaffer and Jack Johnson remained undefeated on the year at 12-0 and 7-0, respectively.
“We have several great wrestlers this year, but a couple are really standing out as leaders of the team,” first-year OVMS coach Stan Frank said. “Jack and Kyle have been a true influence to other wrestlers on the team, both on and off the mat. We are giving up a lot of points due to forfeits because we still don’t have a full lineup of wrestlers, but we continue to win because of the exceptional wrestlers we have on the team.”
A 64-44 team win February 6 over Greencastle was highlighted by pin fall victories at 90 pounds from Robbie Martin, Jake Summitt at 120 pounds, Leroy Terrell at 125 pounds, Levi Arnold at 130 pounds, Zach Foster at 180 pounds, and Jack Johnson at 210 pounds.
The Patriots also received wins by decision at 75 pounds from Ciera Broukal, Devin Flick at 80 pounds, Zach Tussey at 86 pounds, Austin Elliott at 110 pounds, and Devan Tussey at 115 pounds.
OVMS received forfeit victories at 165 pounds from Kyle Shaffer and at 285 pounds from Zach Warthan.
Suffering losses for the squad were Alex Flick at 95 pounds, Logan Trimble at 150 pounds, Michael Frank at 155 pounds and Hezekaih Pleake at 225 pounds.
On February 13th, OVMS handed South Putnam a 72-39, led by pin fall wins from Devin Flick at 80 pounds, Zach Tussey at 85 pounds, Devan Tussey at 115 pounds, Jake Summitt at 120 pounds, Logan Trimble at 140 pounds, Kyle Shaffer at 180 pounds, and Jack Johnson at 210 pounds.
The Patriots secured decision wins at 110 pounds from Austin Elliott, and at 130 pounds from Leroy Terrell.
Receiving forfeit wins were Ciera Broukal at 75 pounds, Alexis Flick at 90 pounds, Levi Arnold at 135 pounds, and Zach Warthan at 285 pounds.
Suffering losses were Zach Foster at 165 pounds, and Hezekaih Pleake at 225 pounds.
Most recently, OVMS defeated the Cloverdale Clovers by a score of 76-39.
Owen Valley recorded wins by way of pin fall from Devin Flick at 80 pounds, Zach Tussey at 85 pounds, Devan Tussey at 115 pounds, Leroy Terrell at 125 pounds, Logan Trimblel at 140 pounds, Zach Foster at 165 pounds, Kyle Shaffer at 180 pounds, and Jack Johnson at 210 pounds.
Winning by decision was Ciera Broukal at 75 pounds by a score of 13-0. The team’s only forfeit win came from Warthan at 285 pounds.
Suffering losses were Alexis Flick at 90 pounds, Jake Summitt at 120 pounds, Levi Arnold at 130 pounds, and Hezekaih Pleake at 225 pounds.
“We still have a couple of weeks of wrestling left and I encourage anyone in the middle school that has thought of wrestling to contact me anytime,” coach Frank said. “We will also be supporting the Cyclone Wrestling Club after our wrestling season ends.”
Coach Frank can be reached by calling 812-821-2121.
OVMS will be back in action at home on Tuesday, February 26, against rival Edgewood. The following night, Wednesday, the Patriots travel to North Clay, followed Thursday by a trip to Martinsville East.
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