Tiger Cubs win county wrestling title
Shaffer wins fourth straight county title
CLOVERDALE — Paced by having nine of the 14 individual champions, Greencastle easily won the Putnam County wrestling tournament on Thursday night.
The event is conducted as a triple-dual meet, with each of the four teams competing against each of the others. Records of invidual wrestlers in their three matches determine the winners.
Six of the winners were repeat champions, and many for multiple times.
Leading that pack is South Putnam senior Kyle Shaffer, who won at 195 pounds for his fourth straight county title.
Winning for the third straight year was Greencastle’s Michael Anderson, who competed at 138 pounds.
Those athletes winning their second titles were Cauy Thomas of Greencastle (120), Trae Carrington of Greencastle (145), Reuben Edwards of North Putnam (170) and Joe January of Greencastle (285).
Edwards was the only wrestler who did not win all three of his matches, but he was declared the winner on a tiebreaker.
First-time champions were Jake Overstreet of Greencastle (106), Jacob Baker of Greencastle (113), Clayton Maynor of South Putnam (126), Austin Wilson of South Putnam (132), Trace Thomas of Greencastle (152), Damon Moody of Greencastle (160), Nick Theis of South Putnam (182) and Cade Winslow of Greencastle (220).
Greencastle won all three of its matches, defeating North Putnam 58-12, South Putnam 51-27 and Cloverdale 78-0.
North Putnam placed second with a 2-1 team record, defeating Cloverdale 70-9 and South Putnam 45-34.
South Putnam placed third with a 1-2 mark, defeating Cloverdale 66-18.