Created on Monday, 06 January 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Henderson named tournament’s most outstanding wrestler
Indian Lake’s wrestling team picked up its first tournament win of the season Saturday after taking first at the Dublin Scioto Invitational.
The Lakers were down 25.5 points after two rounds of wrestling, but came back to edge Pickerington Central 190-188 for the team title.
“I’m glad we bounced back after a tough Medina tourney,” said Indian Lake head coach Scott Tressler. “To come back from 25 and a half points down says a lot about the guys who kept fighting and winning. Overall, we have to continue to stay offensive and continue to stay tough on top and on bottom. If we do that our guys will be tough to beat.
“As a team we did a good job of staying active on our feet. We tried to stress to our guys to stay offensive on their feet, and the guys who listened won. The guys who haven’t listened continue to not grow and lose.”
Senior L.J. Henderson highlighted Indian Lake’s performance by winning the 170-pound weight class. He earned the tournament’s outstanding wrestler award.
“It was a good tournament for L.J.,” said Tressler. “He was able to impose his will on his opponents and when he wrestles angry he is extremely tough to beat.”
Also winning their weight classes were Sean Warniment (113) and Reyse Wallbrown (160).
Returning state placer Heath Lange (152) came in second. He was tied 1-1 with Division I state placer Aaron Yarger of Pickerington Central when he was caught and pinned.
Placing third were Silas Davis (126), Isaiah Davis (145) and Phil Golden (170), while Steven Major (220) was fourth and Chance Daisy (138) was fifth.