North Putnam wrestler Dean Kleiber puts a headlock on North Vermillion's Daniel Ellis. Kleiber was 4-0 at the 2012 Kenny Kerns Invitational.(Banner Graphic/GRANT WIEMAN) [Order this photo]
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam wrestling team hosted the Kenny Kerns Invitational on Saturday.
The young team compiled a successful 2-2 record on the day, including wins over Rockville (48-30) and North Vermillion (48-21).
The Cougars lost a close match to Bishop Chatard (48-36) and fell to Whiteland, 53-30.
"Overall, the Cougars are improving tremendously," NPHS coach Bucky Kramer said.
Dean Kleiber (at 126) and Eric Davis (285) were individual champions, posting 4-0 records.
North Putnam AD John Danaher presents a medal to wrestler Dean Kleiber.
Other top performers were Devan Attkisson (145), Justin Scobee (170) and Buck Buchanon (220). They each went 3-1 to earn runner-up honors at their weights.
North Putnam AD John Danaher presents a medal to wrestler Eric Davis.