Churubusco grapplers top Whitko, 57-19

CHURUBUSCO — In the final regular season match, two Whitley County wrestling teams squared off on Churubusco’s Senior Night.The host Eagles used an advantage in the upper weight classes to build a lead on their way to a 57-19 win over the visiting Whitko Wildcats.With both teams heading into their conference tournaments Saturday, both the Eagles and the Wildcats were looking to establish some momentum. Bouts started at 126 pounds, with Eagle sophomore Chase Downing scoring a pinfall win over Whitko’s Evan Cozad at the 1:02 mark of the first period, putting the hosts up 6-0.The Wildcats came back at 132 pounds with senior Colton LeTourneau holding on for a 7-6 decision over Churubusco’s Shane Shroyer to close the gap to 6-3.Churubusco’s Lyle McParlan took an early 4-1 lead over Whitko’s Kuyler Bailey on his way to a 5-1 decision at 138 pounds.Churubusco senior Brandon Wormcastle scored a first-period pin over Whitko’s Erick Loe to put the Eagles up 15-3. The Eagles Joey Heaton followed, leading 7-1 going into the third period of his match with Whitko’s Tarren Prater, when he scored the pin at the 5:22 mark. The Eagles’ Travis Glick followed with a first-period pinfall win over the Wildcats’ Zach Baughman to push the Churubusco lead to 27-3. For a more in-depth look at this story, see the Jan. 18 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.