Rockies 2nd at NLCs, split conference crown
Plymouth placed seven wrestlers in championship matches, and three Rockies captured individual titles as Plymouth took second at the Northern Lakes Conference Wrestling Meet Saturday at Wawasee.
Elkhart Memorial captured the meet championship with 226 points, while Plymouth came up just a little short of winning the conference title outright with 222.5 points. NorthWood finished sixth with 107 points, meanwhile.
The Rockies will have to settle for the co-conference championship after beating Elkhart Memorial 39-31 back on Jan. 3 at The Rock on their way to a perfect 7-0 NLC dual meet finish.
Winning championships for Plymouth Saturday were Triston Rodriguez at 120 pounds, Stephen Abair at 132 and DeAndre Pickford at 220.
Cody Allmon, Nolan Wright, Jacob Pearson and Kam Markovich all earned runner-up finishes at Wawasee. Markovich was voted All-NLC at large, and Wright was named All-NLC Honorable Mention Saturday as well.
Aaron Houin claimed third place at the NLC meet, and Osman Solis, Logan Wiegand and Vicinte Vasquez all put up valuable points for Plymouth in fourth place as the Rockies beat out Goshen by 6.5 points to claim a piece of the conference crown.
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Team standings: 1. Elkhart Memorial 226, 2. Plymouth 222.5, 3. Goshen 218, 4. Northridge 177.5, 5. Wawasee 112, 6. NorthWood 107, 7. Concord 74, 8. Warsaw 58.
106: Scotty Huff (G) dec. Cody Allmon (P) 9-3; 113: Delawrence Gayfield (C) pinned Tristin Ponsler (Waw) 1:29; 120: Triston Rodriguez (P) dec. Todd Santiago (Nr) 10-8 (OT); 126: Jermel Moody-Neukom (M) dec. Kam Markovich (P) 25-11; 132: Stephen Abair (P) pin Phillip Mathiak (M) 5:15; 138: Ryan Baxter (Nr) pin Doug Corl (Waw) 3:24; 145: Nick Vaughn (M) pin Nolan Wright (P) 4:13; 152: Chris Morris (M) dec. Travis Pickard (G) 4-3; 160: Nick Rozow (Waw) dec. John Trenshaw (G) 5-3; 170: Evan Smith (G) pin Jacob Pearson (P) 3:16; 182: Zach Telschow (NW) dec. Kain Jenkins (M) 10-8 (OT); 195: Tieshawn Johnson (M) dec. Brian Clark (Waw) 11-5; 220: DeAndre Pickford (P) dec. Chris Connell (Nr) 16-9; 285: Hayden Schmucker (G) pin Chad Eppley (Waw) 1:10.
106: Eugene Moody-Neukom (M) pin Lucas Hochstetler (NW) :25; 113: Tony Vaughn (M) pin Osman Solis (P) 2:50; 120: Tyler Weisweaver (M) pin Mr. Wilcher (G) 1:13; 126: Devin Puckett (Nr) dec. Luis Cervantes (War) 5-0; 132: Victor Flores (G) dec. Jon Yoder (Nr) 6-3; 138: Christian Horton (G) pinned Shimmy Sar (C) :43; 145: Caleb Reeve (NW) by injury default against Jose Ledezma (G); 152: Tim Deters (Nr) pin Derek Weldy (NW) 2:25; 160: Jon Osoria (M) dec. Logan Wiegand (P) 5-4; 170: Scott Kasten (Nr) pin Scott Kern (NW) :58; 182: Aaron Houin (P) pin Dylan Swank (Nr) 2:36; 195: McKenna Malcolm (Nr) pin Vincite Vasquez (P) :35; 220: Tyler Wilson (C) dec. Tyler Beasy (G) 1-0; 285: Dan Guevara (NW) dec. Lucas Wickey (Nr) 3-1.