Cougars open season going 2-3 at invite

Monday, November 19, 2007

The North Putnam Cougar wrestlers competed at the Brownsburg Invitational Saturday. The Cougars went 2-3 on the day, picking up victories against Indianapolis Washington and Fishers.

North Putnam started the day by losing matches against Zionsville, Plainfield and Crawfordsville. But the Cougars began to find itself in the fourth match.

"Things started a little slow," Cougar head coach Kenny Kerns said. "But as the day progressed, we got better every match."

Against Indianapolis Washington, the Cougars won 54-18 and had nine wrestlers earn victories. Grabbing first period pins were Keegan Foltz at 135; Madison McClellan at 140, B.J. Brewer at 145 and Jacob Smith at 152.

Earning victories by forfeit were Tyler Ruble at 103, Andrew Scharz at 112, Brock Daley at 125 and Bren Donaldson at 130.

North Putnam handed Fishers at 51-8 loss. Collecting wins by forfeit were Ruble, Donaldson, Brewer and Jim Davis. Foltz, McClellan and Smith earned victories by pin and Canter Price earned a 7-1 decision in the 215-weight class.

Ruble led the Cougars with a 5-0 recorded, along with Davis. Brewer went 4-1 and Smith finished the day at 3-2.

"Overall a pretty good day. We had a lot of good things happen and a lot of things we still need to work on," Kerns commented.

Up next for North Putnam will be Tri-West on the road Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

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