ROACHDALE -- The young North Putnam wrestling team is starting to shape into form. The crew fought to a 60-12 win over Rockville on Wednesday.
Trevor Bingman started out the night with a first round pin at 160 pounds.
After a few forfeits Buck Buchanan picked up where his teammate left off, getting a pin just 26 seconds into the first round.
"The guys had a good effort tonight," NPHS coach Bucky Kramer said. "Overall it was a great win for us. The kids came out and wrestled hard."
Putnam County champion Dean Kleiber dropped to 120 pounds for the first time this year and wasted no time, scoring two takedowns in the first round before scoring a pin fall at 1:33.
Kleiber's drop forced Josh Coulter to move up to 126, and he responded with a second-round win. Coulter fought past a near fall in the first, gave up position to start the second, then fought on to get a pin at 3:12.
"We're still making mistakes. We've got to get better," Kramer said. "You just keep teaching. You show them what they're doing wrong and at one point they'll start to realize, 'OK, this is what I'm doing.'"
The Cougars have 10 days off until their next match, the Twin Lakes Invitational at Monticello on Dec. 29 at 9 a.m.
"We wanted to get a tournament over the holiday, which we haven't had in a long time," Kramer said. "There's going to be some pretty solid squads up there."
At North Putnam
North Putnam 60, Rockville 12
106 -- Straziscar, NP, forfeit , NP
113 -- Mazur, NP, forfeit
120 -- Kleiber, NP, fall, 1:33
126 -- Coulter, NP, fall, 3:12
132 -- Mills, NP, fall, 1:55
138 -- Winings, NP, forfeit
145 -- Attkisson, NP, forfeit
160 -- Bingman, NP, fall, 1:56
170 -- Scobee, NP, forfeit
195 -- Earl, R, forfeit
220 -- Buchanan, NP, fall, 0:26
285 -- Davis, NP, forfeit