North Putnam loses to Covington 42-30

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam High School wrestling team hosted Covington High School on Tuesday night, losing 42-30.

The Cougars had a good evening, matching Covington match-for-match.

North Putnam's Coach Bucky Kramer was very pleased with his team efforts, saying senior Dean Kleiber (132), freshman Trevor Bingman (160) and senior Eric Davis (285) did a very good job on winning their matches.

Kleiber won the 132 match by decision, 11-5. He starting the match with a takedown that surprised his opponent, junior Brent Richardson.

Grabbing Richardson's foot gave the Cougars momentum throughout, which he used to gain four take downs, an escape and a reversal while Richardson had three escapes and one reversal.

In the 160 pound match Bingman won by pinning freshman Jansen Applegate. Bingman had four take downs while Applegate had three escapes, two reversals and two technical fouls points given to him.

Davis, 285, won his match by one point after a grueling match against sophomore Garrett Reynolds. The two wrestlers left the first round with no points awarded and both wrestlers taking blood time outs due to nose bleeds.

In the second round Davis received one point for escaping and then, before Reynolds had a chance at a takedown move, there was another blood time out.

With time running out, Kramer quickly taped Davis around the head to stop the bleeding.

Davis got back in the match and his one-point lead held securing the win.

Kramer said their loss is part of first year jitters and that they are working on improving.

Part of that improvement, he said, came last weekend when he took his team to a tournament in Monticello that helped improve the wrestler's skills.

At North Putnam

Covington 42, North Putnam 30

Weight Class Winners
106 -- Noah Navarre, 9, COV
113 -- Maddie Mazur, 9, NPHS
120 -- Josh Coulter, 10, NPHS
126 -- Rebecca Booth, 11, NPHS
132 -- Dean Kleiber, 12, NPHS
138 -- Coty Coon, 10, COV
145 -- Gabe Cortapassi, 12, COV
152 -- Forest Willett, 11, COV
160 -- Toby Howard, 11, COV
170 -- Nick Ratcliff, 11, COV
195 -- Dalton Hardy, 12, COV
220 -- Karson Allen, 12, COV
285 -- Eric Davis, 12, NPHS

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