By Nicole Minier
HUNTERTOWN — Churubusco’s wrestling team finished 2-3 in the Carroll Super Duals last weekend, including a one-point loss to rival Eastside.
After finishing the Eastside match tied, the Blazers came away with the win on the eighth criteria — most first points scored. Picking up wins in the Eastside match were Korbyn Reister, Mason Gray, Joe Leazier, Caleb Blake, Nathaniel Keener, Marcus Debolt and Reese Wicker.
Leazier, at 145 pounds, was the stand-out grappler for Churubusco, going 5-0 on Saturday to improve to 15-0 on the year and earn his 100th win.
“We are really proud of what he has accomplished in his career and look forward to seeing where he can get to during the tournament,” said head coach Sam Riesen.
Grey went 4-1.
“He has been working really hard and you can really see his improvement paying off each week,” Riesen said. “He is putting together a nice season so far.”
The Eagles also lost to Carroll, 72-9, and Elkhart Central, 53-22.
“Saturday was a day we knew would be tough,” said Riesen. “When we wrestled Carroll and Elkhart, we really saw where we need to be when the sectional comes around. We knew those would be tough matches and, while our kids wrestled hard, they made costly mistakes too often.”
Leazier picked up the Eagles’ lone pinfall over Carroll. Also scoring was Cody Graft by a 13-7 decision.
Against Elkhart Central, Churubusco’s Reister, Gray, Leazier, Dylan Brady and Keener scored points.
Churubusco recorded wins over Northrop, 57-21, and DeKalb, 54-24.
“We wrestled really well in our wins over solid DeKalb and Northrop teams. Our kids really put together a solid middle of the day,” Riesen said. “Even though we lost to Eastside, we wrestled pretty well during that dual.”
Picking up wins against DeKalb were Alan Resler, Reister, Gray, Brandt Parsons, Leazier, Blake, Debolt, Wicker and Joe Rennaker.
Earning wins over Northrop were Reister, Cody Graft, Gray, Leazier, Blake, Max Sajdik, Keener, Debolt, Wicker and Rennaker.