Athenian wrestling moves to 2-0


Crawfordsville wrestling moved to 2-0 on the young season on Tuesday when CHS hosted the Parke Heritage Wolves. Cville had little trouble in bringing home the win and won 54-24.

Securing wins for the Athenians were Taiga Koyanagi (106), Camron Teeple (113), Armando Munoz (120), Blayze Robbins (126), Parker Wray (132), Landon Vaught (138), Jaziel Gil-Herrera (144), Braeden Hites (165), Jojo Aguilar (215), and Isaiah McNorton (285).

“I was proud of the entire group tonight for how the wrestled,” Crawfordsville coach Aaron Keller said. “They all wrestled pretty hard and gave us what we needed. Once we got a pin OT two, we really used that momentum and really got going. We did a great job of feeding off of each other. It’s great when you get a couple of pins like we did.”

A highlight of the night came in the final match of the evening. McNorton had to go a sudden-death triple overtime to decide a winner. In the final OT period, McNorton got an escape for the single point and that’s all he needed to secure the win. That match caught Keller’s eye in particular.

“Isaiah is just a sophomore so for him to get a win like that is huge,” he said. “When you get into those heavyweight classes you’re going to have a lot of matches like that. He did a great job of being able to escape there late. He’s a guy that’s been working really hard in practice so I was happy for him to see that pay off.”

It’s still early in the season but Cville is 2-0 and they will now get their first taste of what the Sagamore Conference will be like on Saturday when they travel to compete in the WeBo Duals for five dual meets. Keller has liked what he’s seen from his team early on and is enjoying seeing their hard work pay off so far.

“There’s still a long way to go, but these guys have seen their work pay off so far,” he said. “If they continue to work hard like they have been then this season can shape up to be a good one for us.”