Unbeaten Abbott leads HNHS wrestlers into sectional

Zach Abbott.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Unbeaten Zach Abbot drew one of three tops seeds for Huntington North High School wrestlers for the Peru Wrestling Sectional meet on Saturday, Jan. 31.

Abbott at 189 pounds will automatically take his 27-0 mark into the second round as he received a first-round bye.

Logan Randle at 112 pounds and Jamie Kuehl at 171 were the other Vikings drawing top seeds. Randle, 27-4 heading into the tourney, will receive a forfeit from North Miami in the opening round, while Kuehl, 21-9, receives a first-round bye.

Rob Newsome, 21-11 heading into the tourney at 119 pounds, will receive a forfeit from North Miami in his first-round match, while Colin Downey, 23-7, will receive an opening round bye at 125.

At 130, Alex Robinson, 9-14, will meet Preston Penrod of Manchester. At 135, Tyler Stoffel and his 18-14 mark drew a bye.

The Vikings give a forfeit at 140. At 145, Thomas Abbott, 18-14, meets Aaron Barker of North Miami.

Clinton Rosen, 7-10, has a first round bye at 152, Lukas Wygant, 6-16, has a bye at 160 and Kenny Morton, 11-7, has a bye at 215. Heavyweight Nick Cooper, 13-7, has received a forfeit from White's.

HNHS pairings
112 pounds - Logan Randle, 27-4, win by forfeit.
119 pounds - Rob Newsome, 21-11, win by forfeit.
125 pounds - Colin Downey, 23-7, bye.
130 pounds - Alex Robinson, 9-14, vs. Preston Penrod, Manchester, 10-11.
135 pounds - Tyler Stoffel, 18-14, bye.
140 pounds - Forfeit vs. Chris Oaks, Peru, 13-16.
145 pounds - Thomas Abbott, 18-14, bye.
152 pounds - Clinton Rosen, 7-10, bye.
160 pounds - Lukas Wygant, 6-16, bye.
171 pounds - Jamie Kuehl, 21-9, bye.
189 pounds - Zach Abbott, 27-0, bye.
215 pounds - Kenny Morton, 11-7, bye.
Heavyweight - Nick Cooper, 13-7, win by forfeit.