The Pennant

Wrestling: Kingsmen win eighth consecutive Regional title

Coach Brad Harper’s Penn Kingsmen Wrestling Team outdistanced arch-rival Mishawaka, 184-145.5, to capture its eighth consecutive Regional Championship on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Penn celebrated seven individual championships and advance 10 wrestlers to the East Chicago Semi-State on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Penn’s Tanner DeMien pulled off a major upset in the 126-pound weight class by beating No. 9-ranked Braxton Alexander from Wawasee.

Preston Risner also pulled off a stunner in the 138 Championship bout. Risner defeated previously unbeaten Adam Davis of Culver Academy.

Kingsmen qualifiers:

113: Evan Light, 1st

120: Vince Sparrow, 1st

126: Tanner DeMein, 1st

132: Logan Hill, 4th

138: Preston Risner, 1st

160: Colin Wilson, 2nd

170: Noah Brown, 1st

182: Max Chaffee, 1st

195: Rockne Hurley, 1st

220: Adam Berta, 2nd