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FORT WAYNE — It’s one of the toughest tournaments Churubusco may have all year and its the first one for the Eagle wrestlers.
Saturday, ’Busco took a young team to the Homestead duals in a field that featured state qualifiers.
Despite going 2-3 and finishing fourth on out of six teams, Churubusco came away with three individual weight class champions.
“We saw a lot of promising things,” Churubusco head coach Sam Riesen said. “We are a young team, that has a lot of talent that will grow during the season. This is one of our toughest events we are in and we were very competitive.”
The Eagles had three wrestlers going 5-0 on the day on their way to weight class titles.
Seniors Zack Armstead and Braxton Siddons were at the forefront. Armstead helped ’Busco grab wins over Marion 39-39 (ninth criteria win) and Heritage 53-24 going perfect in the 140-pound weight division.
Braxton Siddons held down the 189-pound class going 5-0. His younger brother, Sam Siddons was Churubusco’s third weight class champion of the day at 160 pounds.
“Braxton and Zack are two guys that will be tough for anyone to beat this year,” Riesen noted. “They are poised to have great senior years.
“Sam really stepped up from last year. He is putting in the work that you need to be great. He has set his goals really high and is a guy we will depend on for wins this year.”