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’Busco grapplers compete at invitational

December 23, 2011

Post and Mail photo / James Thomlison Fifth-seeded Gunner Barnhart advanced to the 220-pound finals in Rochester Friday.

COLUMBIA CITY — Churubusco wrestling had a strong showing Friday, competing with 15 other teams at the John McKee Invitational held at Rochester High School.
Heading into the finals, Churubusco stood in second place with 175.5 points.
The meet consisted of 14 individual wrestler brackets based on weight class. In the 106 and 113-pound weight class, ‘Busco was forced to forfeit in both the championship and wrestleback brackets.
Eagle Chase Downing, who came in as the fourth seed in the 120-pound class, earned a victory by way of forfeit, moving on to the quarter-final round.
Facing Manchester’s Clayton Moore, Downing was pinned 33 seconds into the second round.
In the 126 class, Shane Shroyer won his first match over Ben Horban, 10-3. Shroyer lost to number one seed Garrett Gluekert in the quarterfinals, a half minute into the second round. He wrested for fifth place in the final round.

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