BNL finishes third with three wins at Northview

BRAZIL – BNL’s Jorj Filler pins down his opponent at 120 pounds during action in the Northview Invitational. The Stars won three of their five matches.
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BRAZIL – Bedford North Lawrence won three matches and finished third among eight teams in the Northview Invitational on Saturday.

The Stars dropped a 63-18 decision to Terre Haute North, conquered George Washington 36-21, topped Danville 54-24, fell to Northview 54-27, then capped the long day with a thrilling 42-41 triumph over West Vigo.

For the Stars, Jayden Johnson (113 pounds), Jorj Filler (120), Gabe Nelson (132), Ethan Stancombe (145) and Gunner Connaughton (195) all went 4-1 on the day.

“A pretty good day overall as a team,” BNL coach Chris Branam said. “Jayden Johnson was making his debut at 113 and coming out on fire. He went 4-1 on the day with three pins. We’re excited to see how he progresses over this season.

“Jorj looked dominant all day and has already shown so much growth over last season. Gabe made his debut at the lower weight class of 132. Ethan had some nailbiter matches. He has so much potential and he is one to keep your eye on as he continues to refine his technique. Gunner had a tough match to start the day, but recovered to go 4-1 on the day with four pins, which was good enough for him to be named the champion at 195 on the day.”

Johnson (pinning Cain Godsey in 30 seconds, Filler (trapping Kameron Winters in 1:15) and Junior Arellano (topping Mason Tabor in 59 seconds at 285) were the lone BNL winners against the Patriots. Winners for the Stars against George Washington included Patrell Childs (pinning Luis Jacintos in 4:48 at 106), Johnson (whipping Artez Shields in 20 seconds), Hunter Morris (trapping Jacobi Stewart in 1:07 at 138), Connaughton (topping Armonte Morgan in 1:54) and Arellano (flattening Djine Joseph in 44 seconds).

BRAZIL – BNL’s Gunner Connaughton went 4-1 on the day.
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Against Danville, the Stars got wins from Filler (50 seconds over Bryce Hahn), Nelson (17 seconds over Laney Burnworth) and Connaughton (1:17 over Andrew Smith). BNL winners against Northview included Childs (52 seconds over Kayla Beckley), Johnson (1:06 over Camden East), Nelson (2:21 over Logan Moore), Stancombe (12-10 over Gilbert Clear) and Connaughton (5:54 over Tommy Gilliam).

Nelson had the clinching win in the match against the Vikings, pinning Kobe Orten in 19 seconds. Other winners for the Stars included Filler (2:42 over Caleb Sparks), Jaxson Powell (58 seconds over Christian Price, Connaughton (30 seconds over Josh Cornes) and Javi Paredes (48 seconds over Zac Judy).

“Overall, I thought today was a great day of wrestling and we continue to look better every match,” Branam said. “We’re excited to keep this progress going.”

BNL will host Seymour on Thursday.

Terre Haute North 63, BNL 18

106-Hayden Tipton THN fall 3:03 Patrell Childs BNL

113-Jayden Johnson BNL fall 0:30 Cain Godsey THN

120-Jorj Filler BNL fall 1:15 Kameron Winters THN

126-Kaden Medley THN fall 1:00 Alessia Agostini THN

132-Ethan Raffitt THN fall 1:56 Gabe Nelson BNL

138-Colby Gibson THN fall 0:34 Hunter Morris BNL

145-Rylan Lebrun THN dec. Ethan Stancombe BNL 7-5

152-James Hastings THN ff

160-Landon Bowland THN fall 1:57 Jaxon Powell BNL

170-Eli Ybarra THN fall 1:10 Katie Sites BNL

182-Nicholas Sconee THN ff

195-Sammy Saunders THN fall 1:13 Gunner Connaughton BNL

220-Amar Graffney THN fall 0:48 Javier Paredes BNL

285-Junior Arellano BNL fall 0:59 Mason Tabor THN 

BNL 36 George Washington 21

106-Patrell Childs BNL fall 4:48 Luis Jacintos GW

113-Jayden Johnson BNL fall 0:20 Artez Shields GW

120-Jorj Filler BNL ff

126-Alessia Agostini BNL ff

132-Gabe Nelson BNL ff

138-Hunter Morris BNL fall 1:07 Jacobi Stewart GW

145-Ethan Stancombe BNL ff

152-Double ff

160-Diamonte Lamb GW dec Jaxon Powell BNL 6-1

170-Jesse Hernandez GW fall 1:04 Katie Sites BNL

182-Steven Petty GW ff

195-Gunner Connaughton BNL fall 1:54 Armonte Morgan GW

220-Malachi Croom GW fall 0:36 Javi Paredes BNL

285-Junior Arellano BNL fall 0:44 Djine Joseph GW

BNL 54 Danville 24

106-Patrell Childs BNL ff

113-Jayden Johnson BNL ff

120-Jorj Filler BNL fall 0:50 Bryce Hahn D

126-W. Denison D fall 0:23 Alessia Agostini BNL

132-Gabe Nelson BNL fall 0:17 Laney Burnworth D

138-Nick Tuttle D fall 0:41 Hunter Morris BNL

145-Ethan Stancombe BNL ff

152-Double ff

160-Jaxon Powell BNL ff

170-Gabe Williams D fall 0:40 Katie Sites BNL

182-Ethan Lathery D ff

195-Gunner Connaughton BNL fall 1:17 A. Smith D

220-Bryce Hahn D fall 1:33 Javi Paredes BNL

285-Junior Arellano BNL ff

Northview 54, BNL 27

106-Patrell Childs BNL fall 0:52 Kayla Beckley N

113-Jayden Johnson BNL fall 1:06 Camden Erst N

120-Seth Cowden N fall 2:45 Jorj Filler BNL

126-Preston Heiliger N fall 1:02 Alessia Agostini BNL

132-Gabe Nelson BNL fall 2:21 Logan Moore N

138-Landin Moore N fall 0:56 Hunter Morris BNL

145-Ethan Stancombe BNL dec Gilbert Clear N 12-10

152-Tyler Lee N ff

160-Joe Whitsell N fall 2:32 Jaxon Powell BNL

170-Isaac Torbert N fall 1:49 Katie Sites BNL

182-Jayden Whitsell N ff

195-Gunner Connaughton BNL fall 5:54 Tommy Gilliam N

220-Dalton Simmons N fall 1:52 Javi Paredes BNL

285-Josh Whitmarsh N fall 0:55 Junior Arellano BNL

BNL 42 West Vigo 41

106-Ryan Morris WV fall 3:21 Patrell Childs BNL

113-Tori Buchanan WV fall 1:02 Jayden Johnson BNL

120-Jorj Filler BNL fall 2:42 Caleb Sparks WV

126-Cole Bell WV tech fall Alessia Agostini BNL 15-0

132-Gabe Nelson BNL fall 0:19 Kobe Orten WV

138-Hunter Morris BNL ff

145-Ethan Stancombe BNL ff

152-Carter Hemrich WV ff

160-Jaxon Powell BNL fall 0:58 Christian Price WV

170-Jordan Krause WV fall 1:11 Katie Sites BNL

182-Rilan Hendricks WV ff

195-Gunner Connaughton BNL fall 0:30 Josh Cornes WV

220-Javi Paredes BNL fall 0:48 Zac Judy WV

\285-Region Hendricks WV fall 0:45 Junior Arellano BNL