The Pennant

WRESTLING: Kingsmen qualify eight for state

Penn wrestlers turned in an exceptional effort at the East Chicago Semi-State on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Eight Penn wrestlers qualified for the State Championships in Indianapolis on Feb. 19-20.
Dylan Bennett (106), Bryce Denton (113), Matteo Vargo (126), James Smith (145), A.J. Steenbeke (160), Pate Eastin (170), Peyton Kendall (220) and Brock Donati (285) will compete under the bright lights of Bankers Life Fieldhouse as they seek IHSAA glory.
The Kingsmen placed third in the team standings.

Penn’s Pate Eastin won the Semi-state crown at 170 with a 14-6 victory to lead Penn’s effort at the Semi-State.

FINALS
106: Dylan Bennett 4th
113: Bryce Denton 3rd
126: Matteo Vargo 2nd
145: James Smith 4th
160: A.J. Steenbeke 3rd
170: Pate Eastin 1st
220: Peyton Kendall 4th
285: Brock Donati 4th
TICKET ROUND
106: Dylan Bennett 7-6
113: Bryce Denton 18-1
126: Matteo Vargo pin 4:16
145: James Smith pin 1:27
160: A.J. Steenbeke pin 3:06
170: Pate Eastin pin 2:13
220: Peyton Kendall 4-2
285: Brock Donati pin 2:25
FIRST ROUND
106: Dylan Bennett pin :37
113: Bryce Denton pin 3:56
120: Evan Eutsey pin 3:28
126: Matteo Vargo pin 1:21
132: Wesley Harper 2:27
138: Darren Begley 4-3
145: James Smith pin 4:20
160: A.J. Steenbeke pin 1:13
170: Pate Eastin pin 5:26
195: Juan Grange pin :48
220: Peyton Kendall pin 1:37
285: Brock Donati 7-6