The Troy Christian wrestling team had a monster day at the D-III Sectionals at Covington High School on Saturday as all six wrestlers reached the championship match with five winning sectional titles – all advancing to next week’s D-III District Tournament at Hobart Arena in Troy.
Kyle Schroer (106) was the first to win a sectional championship as he came back from behind to pin Covington’s Carson Taylor in the finals in 3:40. Schroer, a junior, advanced to the championship match with a 16-5 major decision victory over Hayden Jones of Brookville.
At 132 pounds junior Jason Shaffer won the sectional title with a 16-1 technical fall victory over Caleb Reynolds of National Trail. In one of the deapest weight classes in the tournament, Shaffer reached the finals with a :29 pin of Covington’s Kaden Thompson, a 1:24 pin of Cole Hill of Ben Logan and a 3:47 pin of Riley Holmes of Northridge.
Eagle senior Troy Kennedy won the 138-pound weight class with a 15-0 technical fall victory over Tyler Allison of Northridge. His path to the finals consisted of a 9-1 major decision win over Jackson Shiverdecker of Covington and a :53 pin of Kaden Sarbaugh of Middletown Madison.
Connor Havill, a junior, won the 175-pound weight class with a 3:16 pin of Riley Stevenson of Preble Shawnee in the finals. He defeated Cody Wick of Carlisle via 1:07 pin and pinned Ethan Wilson of National Trail in 1:56 to reach the finals.
The final Troy Christian wrestler to claim a sectional title was junior Lee Burkett, who edged out Covington’s Jensen Wagoner in the finals by the score of 2-1. Burkett advanced through the tournament with a :44 pin of Teddy Ulmer of Northridge and a 1:51 pin of Caleb Robinson of Carlisle.
Eagle senior David Stumpff reached the championship match despite being the fourth seed in a loaded 150-pound weight class. He defeated Caleb Miller of Covington 6-3 and followed with a 10-5 victory over #1 seed Dustin Simon of Dixie. He was leading in his championship match 5-0 before being turned for a pin against Brookville’s Mason Starnes.
In all, with six wrestlers the Eagles managed to finish third place in the team standings with 149.0 team points.