The Chesterton wrestling team dropped its Duneland Athletic Conference
opener 38-21 at Portage on Wednesday.
The Trojans fell behind early as the Indians picked up a pair of decision
wins and a forfeit to get the night started.
“Connor Smith did a nice job in a 3-1 loss (at 220),” Chesterton Chris Joll
said. “He gave up a late takedown by being aggressive. It’s hard to be upset
with a guy who loses trying to win.”
Jack Tolin got the Trojans on the board with a 12-11 win at 106 after being
down 6-2 early on. Tolin scored a reversal at the third period buzzer for
Portage racked up five straight victories to take a commanding 34-3 lead.
“We asked a lot of Josh Jensen, Steve Biancardi, DaQwon Stewart and Luke
Zelenika tonight,” Joll said. “None of the four have had much varsity
experience and all four were wrestling up a weight class.”
Dontae Rodriguez got a 5-3 win over Iszak Morgan before a Sawyer Hallas win
“Dontae beat an undefeated Portage kid by outhustling and out-toughing him,”
Joll said. “It was a great win for him and a testament to his hard work.”
Alex Katsafaros and Jaycee Jensen recorded fall victories to end the night.
“Great fall wins by Alex and Jaycee,” Joll said. “Alex hit a nice hip toss
for a first period fall. Jaycee threw a lat drop, stuck legs, and a half to
the mat for a fall.”
Chesterton returns to the mat next Wednesday at home against Crown Point
beginning at 6:30 p.m.
195 - Matt Hedrick (P) dec. Danny Cutter, 14-7. 220 - Travis Williams (P)
dec. Connor Smith, 3-1. 285 - Dom Canter (P) FFW. 106 - Jack Tolin © dec.
Tyler Joseph, 12-11. 113 - Miguel Prado (P) dec. Josh Jensen, 11-3. 120 -
Johny Duque (P) dec. Eric Kramer, 11-3. 126 - Gage Torres (P) fall Steve
Biancardi, 1:12. 132 - Mike Delgado (P) dec. DaQwon Stewart, 8-3. 138 -
Steven Lawrence (P) fall Mike Double, 1:32. 145 - Dontae Rodriguez © dec.
Iszak Morgan, 5-3. 152 - Darren Svitko (P) dec. Luke Zelenika, 6-1. 160 -
Sawyer Hallas © dec. Alex Guerrero, 8-2. 170 - Alex Katsafaros © fall Ryan
Duncan, 1:56. 182 - Jaycee Jensen © fall Nick Chandler, 1:34.