Sectional champion Shockome leads 7 HNHS matmen to regionals

Huntington North’s Bailey Shockome (middle) flings his opponent on the way to recording a pin during a match in the 145-pound weight class at the New Haven Wrestling Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 1. Photo by Steve Clark.

Bailey Shockome was a champion and one of seven Huntington North High School wrestlers to advance to regionals after competing in the New Haven Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Shockome, wrestling at 145 pounds, claimed the lone crown for the Vikings, who finished fourth overall at the meet with 156 points. The sophomore ran his record to 18-7 as he and six teammates move on to regionals at Carroll on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Huntington North's pair of previously undefeated wrestlers, senior Kyle Jolas and junior Tanner Shipley, both suffered their first defeats of the season on their way to advancing as one of their weight class's top four finishers. Jolas, 26-1, lost the 160-pound title match to Wayne's Shaun Johnson, while Shipley, 27-1, finished third in the 132-pound weight class behind Leo's undefeated Isaac Eicher in first.

Sophomore Chandler Updike was a runner-up at 182 pounds, falling to 20-11 with a loss to Homestead's Wyatt Clem in the championship match.

Juniors Corbin Clark and Layne Emery and freshman Zach Johnson recorded third place finishes at 195, 220 and 106 pounds, respectively, to round out Huntington North's advancing wrestlers.

Leo topped the meet with 224 points. Snider was second with a register of 182.5, followed by Wayne's 163, the Vikings' 156, Homestead's 125, New Haven's 97.5, Heritage's 78, Woodlan's 71, South Side's 45.5 and Bishop Luers' 32.

Junior Alex Beal at 138, freshman Zack Stein at 152, senior Marc Howell at 170 and junior Shawn Renz at 285 each saw their season come to an end. Beal and Stein each logged sixth place finishes while Howell and Renz both finished fifth.