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Wrestling: BNL finishes 9th at Tech

Team Scores

Hamilton Southeastern 331.5, Adams Central 219, Triton Central 189.5, Muncie South 170.5, Southport 162.5, Eastern 150.5, Monrovia 137.6, Arsenal Tech 99.5, BNL 83, Cloverdale 69, Northwest 57, Brebeuf 12

BNL results

106 pounds – Jacob Ray lost to Anthony Mosser (AC) by fall, 0:56; lost to Ty Swisher (E) by fall, 0:39; losgt to Tyler Rhodes (Southport) by fall 3;25; pinned Kolton Shackelford (AT), 0:02; lost to Mosser (AC) by technical fall 19-2.

113 pounds – Koby Werner lost to Tre Willis (MS) by fall 0:39; lost to Dameion Rutledge (Southport) by fall 1:25; won by forfeit over Collier Zelenka (Brebeuf); d. Edurado Garcia (Tech), pin 0:28; lost to Issac Hanny (Eastern) by fall 1:46.

120 pounds – David Seaman lost to Mucah Wilburn (Southport) by fall 1:41; lost to Tanner Reed (Eastern) by fall 0:42; lost to Eli Hill (Adams Central) by fall 1:27; lost to Logan Straber (TC) by fall 0:27

126 pounds – Dakota Hutchens lost to Andy Oliver (AC) by fall 3:28; lost to Sage Coy (MS) by fall 0:51; lost to Conner Luster (TC) by technical fall 17-1; lost to Brett Wright (Southport) by fall 0:59.

132 pounds – Aaron Fehler d. Jacob Phend (Monrovia) by fall 1:01; d. Mick Rivera (Brebeuf) by fall 0:44; lost to Gideon SaiLianpuia (Southport) by technical fall 22-6; lost to Trevor Pharris (Eastern) by fall 4:44; won by forfeit over Mick Rivera

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WRESTLING: Stars on the rise on the mats

Dylan Robertson

Dylan Robertson

Nick Joyner

Nick Joyner

BNL hopes to become

a force in tournaments

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

After setting a school record for wins, and sending three wrestlers to the IHSAA semistate round, Bedford North Lawrence wrestling is a program on the rise. Yet the Stars have toiled in anonymity.

Why? Perhaps it is because the team practices upstairs, tucked behind the north end of the bleachers, in BNL Fieldhouse. You might spot them running laps around the top, circling like weight-dropping vultures, before they disappear. If the grunts and groans from above go unheard, no one would know of their existence.

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David Stewart

David Stewart

Maybe it’s because second-year coach David Stewart, sitting in an ‘office’ that has the look of a converted closet, is isolated from the other programs. Or the fact the Stars will perform at home only three times all season.

But they are there. And they are becoming a force.

Stewart, who has made previous coaching stops at Owen Valley, Ben Davis and Terre Haute South, has made an impact in short order. The Stars have 32 athletes on the roster, and there is quality among that number.

“I’m looking forward to some success,” Stewart said. “I’m very optimistic and positive about the season.”

Reasons exist to validate his stance. Depth is evident at every weight class. Talent is obvious among the returning veterans. Promise is shown among the freshmen who are sticking it out in a brutal sport.

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