Chargers take top spot
Sunday, January 27, 2013 9:00 PM
The North Montgomery wrestling team finally shook the rest of the field and came out on top as the sectional champions. The past two years the Chargers have come up just short, but this year they left no questions unanswered and won a commanding team victory with 271.5 points. Southmont was the next closest with 237.5 points. Crawfordsville completed the Montgomery County sweep by amassing 114 points, which was good enough for third place.
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet
Ty Webster celebrates his 195 pound sectional title. The team outcome was nearly decided by the time his weight class rolled around.
Everything went just as the Chargers had planned it, and in some cases even came out a little bit better. Senior 160 pounder Dalton Miller wrestled through a hand injury all day, and would go on to win a sectional title. Six other Chargers joined Miller in picking up individual crowns. Zach McCoy, Jamie May, Cody Michael, Nick Borta, Ty Webster, and Dakota Ramey all helped North in big ways by winning their weight classes. In total, 12 members of the North Montgomery team will advance to the regional competition on Saturday, which the Chargers will host.
"It came down to the fact that our seniors were not going to leave here without the title," explained Charger head coach Maurice Swain. "Miller came out and wrestled with a broken hand and won the tournament. Ramey and Webster lost in the semis last year. They were not going to let it happen again all year. Our guys came out and wrestled well. We just did what we should have done."
Clay Chastain, Dennie May, Jesse Archer, Brayden Smith, and Wesley Boone will join the sectional champions at the regional thanks to finishing at least fourth. The Chargers were not upset in any of their matches and wrestled virtually at or above their seed all day. Nick Borta tied the single season pin record by recording his 26th fall of the year in the championship of the 152 lb. weight class. North Montgomery will host the regional competition, which begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday.