Middle Park wrestles tough in Bennett
Middle Park wrestling saw strong individual performances at the Bennett Invitational, a tournament featuring more than 20 teams from around the state Saturday at Bennett High School.
For the Panthers, junior Champ Stuart made his season debut at 160 pounds and won three matches, as he finished in fourth place. To get there, Stuart pinned his first opponent in less than 30 seconds and won his second match 7-4 before losing a 6-4 decision in the semifinals. Stuart then came back to win another decision before losing a barnburner 2-1.
Freshman Jacob Barr put in a solid performance at 220 pounds for Middle Park. At 138 pounds, Gabe Martensen also had good day for the Panthers, as he finished the day 2-2.
At the same time, Kaleb Brumley put together his best high school performance to date by going 3-1 in the 182 pound classification and winning the fifth place consolation bracket.
“If Kaleb continues to work on a few small details, he might surprise a lot of people at the end of the season,” coach Brian Stuart said.
Meanwhile, Brumley’s brother, Kyle, was bumped up to the 220 pound weight class, and he finished in sixth place with a 2-2 record at the invitational.
Bennett Invitational — Middle Park individual results
113 — Tucker Minear, 0-2
113 — Landon Arriaga, 0-2
138 — Gabe Martensen, 2-2
160 — Champ Stuart, 3-2, fourth place
182 — Kaleb Brumley, 3-1, fifth place
195 — Jordyn Rowald, 0-2
220 — Kyle Brumley, 2-2, sixth place
220 — Jacob Barr, 1-2
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