LINDEN - The Sagamore Athletic Conference wrestling meet will be held today at North Montgomery. Action is set to start at 9 a.m.

The conference race is expected to be a three-team race between Southmont, Lebanon and North Montgomery. The Mounties are ranked No. 3 in the state with the Tigers coming in at No. 6 and the Chargers at No. 10. Danville could also make some noise. The Warriors were previously ranked, but fell out.

The Mounties hold four No. 1 seeds in the conference tournament. Alex Grino (106 pounds), Evan Hubble (113), Boone Welliever (132) and Connor Moore (138) hold those top seeds.

Grino will get a first round bye and then battle with either Corwyn Hall from North Montgomery or Ethan Greene of Lebanon. The finals will likely involved either Crawfordsville's Mitchell Rogers, the No. 3 seed, or second-seeded DaVaughn Anderson of Tri-West.

Another interesting weight class awaits at 120 pounds. Danville's Brock Hudkins is the top seed and is ranked No. 6 in the state. The second seed, Lebanon's Caleb Bocock is ranked ninth in the state. North Montgomery's Zach McCoy could play spoiler to both of them. He will kick things off against a wrestling with a losing record and likely see Bocock in the semifinals.

Danville's Elliott Molloy is ranked third in the state at 126 pounds. He will put his 29-0 record up against Crawfordsville's Jonah Shillings in the first round with the winner meeting Southmont's Kyle McManus in the semifinals.

Southmont's Boone Welliever (22-2) is the favorite at 132. Kyle Smith (14-2), from Danville, could give him trouble in the finals if they both make it there.

The field at 138 will feature two Montgomery County champions. Southmont's Connor Moore has dropped down from 152 to wrestle at 138 as the top seed. Crawfordsville's Tyler Bilyeu won county at 138 and is on the other end of the bracket as the No. 2 seed.

145 is set up for a rematch between Lebanon's Austin Smith and Southmont's Wayne Highfield. Smith caught Highfield with a throw and pinned him in the dual meet between the schools. It is one of just two losses for Highfield.

Another rematch is likely at 152 pounds. North Montgomery sophomore Tanner Webster is seeded second, opposite of Lebanon's Kellen VanCamp. VanCamp is 27-1 on the year and ranked sixth in the state. Webster is ranked 16th, but nearly upset VanCamp at the dual meet. Lebanon's grappler escaped with a 3-2 decision.

North Montgomery's Jesse Archer brings an unbeaten record to the top of the 160-pound field. He is 24-0. Strong competition will come from Western Boone's Levi Scott and then either Lebanon's Evan Stambaugh or Danville's Kody Caudle on the other side of the bracket. Caudle has just three losses on the year.

The field at 170 features two state-ranked matmen. The top seed, Frankfort's Alex Ragains, and the third seed, North Montgomery's Kobi Wray, are ranked in the state. Zach Worm holds the second seed in the tournament, however, based on head-to-head outcomes.

The road to a Sagamore title at 182 will go through Crawfordsville's Robert Manns (22-0). There could be a rematch in the finals if he and Western Boone's Jonathon Morales meet. Manns won a decision in the earlier meeting.

Corbin Pedigo, from Western Boone, and Cole Slavens, from North Montgomery, are the top seeds at 195 pounds. Tri-West's Marcus Anderson can also contend from the third-seed.

Erik Hart, from Lebanon, is the class of the field at 220 pounds. He carries an 18-1 record and it will take an upset for him to not claim the conference title.

Team scores will be based upon individual finishes. North Montgomery is the defending conference champion. Lebanon was second a year ago, ahead of Southmont. Crawfordsville was seventh.