BOURBON, IN. – The LaVille High School wrestling team participated in the 2023 Hoosier North Athletic Conference Championships Saturday at Triton High School.
The Lancers finished with three individual champions and five total wrestlers earned all-conference honors.
Congratulations go out to seniors Paul DeWitt and Mason Stepp, along with sophomore Jonathan Neese on earning individual championships and All-HNAC First-Team honors. Also receiving all-conference honorable mention recognition include senior Jon Ziola and freshman Peyton Cline.
LaVille finished in second place as a team, just 1.5 points behind Winamac, 226.5 to 225.0. Pioneer finished third.
DeWitt improved his overall record to 28-3, after a pin at the 0:38 mark of the championship match.
Stepp bumped his overall mark to 16-1 so far this season, following a pin at 1:21 in the championship match.
Neese, meanwhile, upped his season stats to 25-0 after a pin, also at the 1:21 mark in the finals.
LaVille is headed to the Plymouth Sectional as the Indiana High School Athletic Association state tournament begins on Saturday, January 28. The meet is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
LaVille HNAC Results
106 – Peyton Cline, 2nd
113 – Alyvia Wickizer, 6th
120 – NA
126 – Myleigh Tolbert, 5th
132 – Jonah Skiles, 4th
138 – Brayden Reed, 3rd
145 – Brock Gest, 4th
152 – Justin Brown, 3rd
160 – Mason Stepp, 1st by fall at 1:21
170 – Ethan Sailors, 4th
182 – Jon Ziola, 2nd
195 – Paul DeWitt, 1st by fall at 0:38
220 – Jonathan Neese, 1st by fall at 1:21
Hwt – Alex McFadden, 3rd