Three Viking wrestlers had perfect 5-0 records on the day to lead the Huntington North High School wrestling team to a 3-2 mark at the HNHS Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Senior Kyle Jolas, junior Tanner Shipley and freshman Zach Johnson built the perfect marks as HNHS improved to 6-3 on the season, defeating Norwell, Garrett and Bishop Luers and losing to Oak Hill and Carroll.
Jolas, the Vikings' three-time state tourney wrestler, recorded three pins, a major decision and a forfeit win at 160 pounds. Shipley started the day out with a pin at 138, then dropped down to 132 pounds and got three more pins and a forfeit win. Johnson had two pins and three decisions.
Juniors Layne Emery and Shawn Renz, at 220 pounds and heavyweight, respectively, and sophomore Chandler Updike at 182 wrestled to 4-1 marks on the day.
Wrestling to 3-2 records on the day were juniors Kodey Randal and Corbin Clarke at 152 and 195, respectively, and sophomores Jake Howell and Bailey Shockome at 126 and 145, respectively.
"Our team wrestled very well today, and we are very proud of their effort," said HNHS Head Coach Kyle Wood. "We are thrilled to have our kids coming out and wrestling tough, especially against quality opponents. We had several big wins from our underclassmen and saw an exceptional performance today from the freshman Zach Johnson."
The Vikings drubbed Norwell, 69-10, in their first match, beat Garrett, 48-30 and topped a mostly non-existent Bishop Luers team, 78-6. They fell to Oak Hill, 37-23, and lost to Carroll, 44-24.
Jolas started his day with a pin over Norwell's Dylan McCune, then got a stick against Derrek Metzger of Garrett before getting a forfeit against Bishop Luers. He came back with a 20-8 win over Breighton Mullinix of Oak Hill and pinned Kayne Duncan of Carroll.
Rather than take a forfeit at 132 in the opener against Norwell, Shipley moved up a class and pinned Ashton McCune before moving back down and pinning Jaden Barker of Garrett. After getting a forfeit win against Bishop Luers, he pinned Triston Smith of Oak Hill and Bryan Macias of Carroll.
Johnson won a 9-8 thriller over Luke Fillers of Norwell in the opener, then beat Anton Novy of Garrett, 11-4. He then got pins over Gage Malott of Bishop Luers and Cole Ridgeway of Oak Hill before recording a 6-0 win over Joel Byman of Carroll.