02/29/12 The Lincoln Junior High Wrestling Team had another great showing this past Saturday at the LaVille “King of the Mat” Super-duals.

   The young Rockies went 5-0 on the day, pushing their season record to 18-0.   Lincoln’s track record for the day was a great one defeating opponents by wide margins all day long: (Lincoln 117- North Judson 12), (Lincoln 76-Schmucker 30), (Lincoln 120-Tippecanoe Valley 9), (Lincoln 76- LaVille 40).

      After 4 rounds, the boys had wrestled very well, and accomplished their goal of beating traditional power and Penn High School’s feeder program Schmucker, unfortunately Discovery, another Penn feeder program scored more team points in pool play than Lincoln.  The boys were disappointed that they had to settle for the consolation finals against Lakeview. They took out their frustrations by trouncing the Tigers 96-25 to take third place.

“I’m happy that our boys stayed undefeated and wrestled well, but it would have been nice to see how we stacked up against Discovery in the final”, said Coach Koops.  Undefeated wrestlers for the day were 70 lbs. Tyler Petske, 75 lb. Zane Devault, 80 lb. Gavin Banks, 100 lb. Cody Allmon, 110 lb. Terrance Hooten, 140 lb.  Jesus Rubella, 145 lb. Tristen McMillen, 152 lb.  Colton Schuler, 160 lb.  Matt Friar, 215 lb.  Damien White, and Heavyweight Kylan Thomas. “I want to also give some praise to Will Boyd and Noah Schlemmer, who wrestled above their weight class all day so that we could fill those positions; those two were warriors for us.” Koops said.

Photo 1) Cody Allmon, 2) Terrance Hooten 3) Zane DeVault       A special thank-you to Tom Sibal for providing pictures this year.