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Warriors advance

West Branch cards second place finish at sectionals, Karlen, Sharp take 1st place

February 18, 2012
Staff Reports , Salem News

BELOIT - The West Branch Warriors wrestling squad had a fine showing Friday and Saturday at the Division II sectional meet at West Branch High School.

The Warriors finished as a team in second place at 218 points.

Howland won the sectional with 255.50. Crestwood was third at 166, Field was fourth at 141.50 and Canfield was fifth at 124.

Connor Sharp (285) and Joe Karlen (185) both went 3-0 over two days scoring all of their wins by pin-fall to capture first place finishes.

Mikey Estock (138), Aaron Page (170), and Clayton Bates (220) all took home second place finishes. Estock went 3-1 over two days. Page and Bates both went 2-1.

Arek Hively (106) finished sixth, Travis Pidgeon (113) finished third, D.J. Anderson (120) finished fourth, Braycen Shelton (132) took fifth, Kenny Faulkner (145) took third, Tyler Pidgeon (152) took sixth, William Paynter (160) took fourth, and Matt Unkefer (195) took sixth.

The Salem Quakers had three wrestlers place in the tournament. Scott Lodge (145) took fourth place. Max Schuster (182) took fifth place, and James Norkus (285) took fourth place.

All wrestlers carding first through fourth place finishes will compete next weekend at the Division II district tournament in Alliance. Fifth-place finishers will go as alternates.



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