Athenians take top spot at WeBo Duals


DOVER — The WeBo Wrestling Duals give all three Montgomery County teams an early season look at the competition in the Sagamore Conference. All three teams wrestle the other five SAC foes. When all was said and done, Crawfordsville took the overall top spot by going a perfect 5-0 on the day as the Athenians continued their early season success. Cville took down Frankfort 52-21, Lebanon 42-31, Tri-West 43-30, Western Boone 46-30, and rounded out the day with a 59-15 win over Danville.

Cville had three individuals go a perfect 5-0 as Armando Munoz (120) Landon Vaught (138), and Braeden Hites (165) led the way for CHS. Other individual Taiga Koyanagi going 2-3 at 106, Camron Teeple 2-3 at 113, Blayze Robbins 4-1 at 126, Parker Wray 3-2 at 132, Jaziel Gil-Herrera 3-2 at 144, Kollin Moore 3-2 at 150, Kenny Adair 0-3 and Ethan Owens 0-2 at 157, Ashton Wilson 4-1 at 175, Casper Wickes 2-1 and Ariel Dominguez 0-2 at 190, Jojo Aguilar 3-2 at 215, and Isaiah McNorton 2-3 at 285.

“It was awesome going 5-0,” Cville coach Aaron Keller said. “I’m not sure we had ever gone 5-0 at the Webo Duels before yesterday I was proud of the way we fought through the entire day especially it being our first long Saturday. We had some injuries in the lineup and had a couple guys step in and fill those spots for us which was huge being able to have a full lineup.”

The Athenians have also had the fortunate situation of having plenty of underclassmen step up this season along with having a core group of veteran leadership. After going 5-0 on the day Cville is no 7-0 on the season and Keller has seen plenty of individuals step up.

“I’ve been pretty happy with this group the freshmen that I have in the lineup have been wrestling well,” Keller added. “Armando Munoz  went 5-0 and Blayze Robbins went 4-1. Both have been a great addition to what I think has been a well rounded team. Ashton Wilson went 4-1 and Braeden Hites went 5-0. Which are my two leaders that I look to when we need to get things going. Landon Vaught has been wrestling really well too he went 5-0. Landon has matured so much in this past offseason and I’m looking forward to seeing how he can put together a good regular season and post season. Also Kollin Moore impressed me yesterday with the way he wrestled, best he has wrestled this year. I know Kollin’s 3-2 record yesterday may not stand out to a normal viewer but the way he fought through the day shows how his hard work at practice is starting to pay off. I’m just happy watching this young team develop and mature as we continue through the year.”

North Montgomery on the day went 3-2 overall with wins coming against Danville 54-25, Frankfort 54-20, and WeBo 50-24. Their two losses came in narrow defeats against Tri-West 42-39, and Lebanon 31-30.

Southmont on the day as a team struggled going just 1-4. Their lone win came in the final match of the day against Frankfort 53-21. Their losses were 48-33 against Danville, 39-33 vs Lebanon, 45-36 vs Tri-West, and 50-24 vs WeBo. The duo of Marlin Williams (150) and Wyatt Woodall did go 5-0 on the day for the Mounties who overall on the season are now 2-4.

All three county schools will now gear up for the next big meet being on December 16 when they all three converge on CHS for the County Meet.