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Six wrestlers qualify for regional, Arrows finish fifth at sectional

Photo by B.J. Hargis: Sullivan senior Tristen Nicholas.

BLOOMINGTON — Sullivan finished fifth at the Bloomington North wrestling sectional Saturday.
The Golden Arrows also had six wrestlers qualify for the regional, and one alternate.
“I said if we finished fifth as a team I would be happy,” said Sullivan coach Roy Monroe. “We scored more points than we did last year.
“I said if we got six guys to the regional that I would be happy. We had six wrestlers make the regional, along with one alternate. I feel very blessed.”
Seth Hancock, Wes Bedwell, Tristen Nicholas and Kell Williams all won their first two matches, qualifying for the finals.
But they all lost in their championship matches and finished second.
“I was hoping that we would have at least a couple of champions,” said Monroe.
Hancock lost a 10-0 decision to Cale McCoy of Northview in the title match at 138.
“McCoy is a very good wrestler,” said Monroe. “Seth had a good day, but did not do as well as he would have wanted in the championship match.
“But the important thing is that he will be wrestling at the regional.”
No. 1 seed at 145 pounds, Sullivan sophomore Wes Bedwell was pinned by Stephen Gibson of Northview in the first period.
“I have to remind myself that Wesy is just a sophomore,” said Monroe. “He made a mistake and got put on the back.
“We have a lot of things to work on this week, but I still have very high hopes for him at the regional.”
Nicholas, a senior, won two matches to get to the finals at 195 and the was pinned by Ty Robinson of Edgewood in the first period.
“Robinson is a tough wrestler,” said Monroe. “Robinson went to the semistate last year.
“Tristen has a chance to extend his career next week at the regional and get to the semistate I am sure that he is going to come back and have a great week in the room to get ready for the regional.”
Williams, who is giving up 65 pounds wrestling at 285, also won two matches to get to the finals.
Connor Dwyer of Terre Haute North pinned Williams in the second period.
“Kell got out of position and got put on his back,” said Monroe. “Kell has really stepped up by moving up to heavyweight.
“The kid from North was gassed, but one mistake cost Kell the match. But he is another senior that will have another week in the room and has a chance to get to the semistate.”
Nathan Queen bounced back after a loss to Terre Haute North’s Thomas Dull in the semifinals.
At 170, Queen defeated wrestlers from Terre Haute South and Edgewood, earning a third-place finish and a trip to the regional.
“Nathan was seeded fifth and finished third,” said Monroe. “He came back strong after being pinned by the kid from Terre Haute North.”
Brandon Smith had the same route. He lost in the semifinals but then earned wins over Brice Starkey of Northview and Wyatt Dalton of Bloomington North, earning a trip to the regional.
“Brandon has so much potential,” said Monroe. “But we are so very young, including Brandon.”
At 106, Charlie Archer won two of four matches and placed fifth.
“Charlie beat the kid from Owen Valley for fifth,” said Monroe. “That means he will go as an alternate.
“As a young wrestler, he will get another week of work, which can only help him. If somebody gets hurt or doesn’t make weight, Charlie would get a chance to wrestle.”
Jalen Walters placed sixth (120) and Luke Jobe (126), Bradly Calloway (152), Aidan Boston (160), Tanner Hancock (182) and Pete Welsh (220) did not place.
 Hancock had not wrestled all season, but replaced Jakob Barney, who could not compete because of a concussion.
“I felt bad for Jakob,” said Monroe. “Tanner stepped in and did the best he could considering what he was up against.”
The Bloomington South Regional is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, where the top four finishers in each weight class will advance to the semi-state.
Bloomington North Regional
1. Bloomington South, 213.5; 2. Edgewood, 205.5; 3. Bloomington North, 143.5; 4. Northview, 131; 5. Sullivan, 118; 6. Terre Haute North, 103; 7. West Vigo, 90; 8. Terre Haute South, 86.5; 9. Owen Valley, 53.5; 10. North Knox 49.
Individual results
106: Charlie Archer (Sullivan) — Fifth
Quarterfinals — Noah Gardner (Edgewood High School) over Charlie Archer (Sullivan) (Fall 4:22)
Cons. Round 2 — Charlie Archer (Sullivan) over Creed Fritz (west vigo) (Fall 4:45)
Cons. Round 3 — Morgan McGlothlin (Bloomington North) over Charlie Archer (Sullivan) (Fall 1:33)
Fifth Place — Charlie Archer (Sullivan) over Flute (Owen Valley) (MD 13-3)
120: Jalen Walters (Sullivan) —Sixth
Champ. Round 1 — Jalen Walters (Sullivan) won by forfeit
Quarterfinals — Noah Hunt (Bloomington South) over Jalen Walters (Sullivan) (TF 16-1 1:57)
Cons. Round 2 — Jalen Walters (Sullivan) over B. Inman (Bloomington North) (SV-1 5-3)
Cons. Round 3 — Daniel Bradburn (Edgewood High School) over Jalen Walters (Sullivan) (Fall 2:49)
Fifth Place — Keagan Koenig (Terre Haute South) over Jalen Walters (Sullivan) (MD 12-3)
126: Luke Jobe (Sullivan) — DNP
Champ. Round 1 — Elijah Rivera (Terre Haute South) over Luke Jobe (Sullivan) (Fall 0:25)
132: Brandon  Smith (Sullivan) — Third
Quarterfinals — Brandon  Smith (Sullivan) over Wyatt Dalton (Bloomington North) (Dec 17-16)
Semifinals — Austin Clement (Bloomington South) over Brandon  Smith (Sullivan) (MD 12-4)
Cons. Round 3 — Brandon  Smith (Sullivan) over Brice  Starkey (Northview) (Dec 4-0)
Third Place — Brandon  Smith (Sullivan) over Wyatt Dalton (Bloomington North) (Fall 2:50)
138: Seth  Hancock (Sullivan) — Second
Quarterfinals — Seth  Hancock (Sullivan) over Zach Lane (Edgewood High School) (Fall 5:26)
Semifinals — Seth  Hancock (Sullivan) over Colten Foster (North Knox High School) (Dec 6-4)
Championship — Cale  McCoy (Northview) over Seth  Hancock (Sullivan) (MD 10-0)
145: Wes Bedwell (Sullivan) — Second
Quarterfinals — Wes Bedwell (Sullivan) over Korde Weber (North Knox High School) (MD 13-2)
Semifinals — Wes Bedwell (Sullivan) over Austin Heckman (Edgewood High School) (Fall 3:14)
Championship — Stephen Gibson (Northview) over Wes Bedwell (Sullivan) (Fall 0:56)
152: Bradly  Calloway (Sullivan) — DNP
Champ. Round 1 — Bradly  Calloway (Sullivan) won by forfeit
Quarterfinals — Tussey (Owen Valley) over Bradly  Calloway (Sullivan) (Fall 1:52)
Cons. Round 2 — Russell Keene (North Knox High School) over Bradly  Calloway (Sullivan) (Fall 1:28)
160: Aidan Boston (Sullivan) — DNP
Champ. Round 1 — Aidan Boston (Sullivan) won by forfeit
Quarterfinals — Connor Hay (Bloomington South) over Aidan Boston (Sullivan) (Fall 0:21)
Cons. Round 2 — George Reed (Terre Haute South) over Aidan Boston (Sullivan) (Fall 3:09)
170: Nathan Queen (Sullivan) — Third
Quarterfinals — Nathan Queen (Sullivan) over Daymien Bomgardner (Edgewood High School) (Dec 13-8)
Semifinals — Thomas Dull (Terre Haute North) over Nathan Queen (Sullivan) (Fall 0:55)
Cons. Round 3 — Nathan Queen (Sullivan) over Brodee Cook (Terre Haute South) (Fall 4:11)
Third Place — Nathan Queen (Sullivan) over Daymien Bomgardner (Edgewood High School) (Dec 11-9)
182: Tanner Hancock (Sullivan) — DNP
Champ. Round 1 — Luke Stillions (Edgewood High School) over Tanner Hancock (Sullivan) (Fall 0:56)
195: Tristen Nicholas (Sullivan) — Second
Quarterfinals — Tristen Nicholas (Sullivan) over Josh Beasley (West Vigo) (Fall 5:21)
Semifinals — Tristen Nicholas (Sullivan) over Zack Wade (Bloomington North) (Fall 2:38)
Championship — Ty Robinson (Edgewood High School) over Tristen Nicholas (Sullivan) (Fall 1:06)
220: Pete Welsh (Sullivan) — DNP
Champ. Round 1 — Pete Welsh (Sullivan) received a bye
Quarterfinals — Kody Moshak (Terre Haute North) over Pete Welsh (Sullivan) (Fall 4:14)
Cons. Round 2 — Garett Heitink (Bloomington North) over Pete Welsh (Sullivan) (SV-1 3-1)
285: Kell Williams (Sullivan) — Second
Quarterfinals — Kell Williams (Sullivan) over Casey Brock (Bloomington North) (Fall 2:34)
Semifinals — Kell Williams (Sullivan) over Randy Sullivan (West Vigo) (Fall 0:52)
Championship — Connor Dwyer (Terre Haute North) over Kell Williams (Sullivan) (Fall 3:35)

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