Boys Varsity Wrestling · Baronick Wins 285 Title, Advances to Regional


The Bruins took three wrestlers to sectional yesterday at Jay County and Oliver Baronick returned home a sectional champion at 285. The senior pinned Andre Hughes of Bluffton in the finals to earn a trip to the regional next Saturday. He improved to 28-4 with the win.

Isaac Justice (138) and Ethan Watt (145) rounded out the Bruin roster on Saturday. Justice finished 6th overall and ended his season 16-12. Watt finished his season at 16-15.

Congratulations to Oliver and the coaching staff on a job well done. Good luck at Regional!

138, Isaac Justice (16-12) placed 6th

  • Champ. Round 1 – Isaac Justice (Blackford) received a bye
  • Quarterfinal – Mason Burkholder (Bellmont) 16-18 won by fall over Isaac Justice (Blackford) (Fall 1:40)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Isaac Justice (Blackford) won by decision over Trey Brunner (Adams Central) 8-19 (Dec 7-5)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Austin McKibben (South Adams) 19-17 won by fall over Isaac Justice (Blackford) (Fall 4:59)
  • 5th Place Match – Mason Burkholder (Bellmont) 16-18 won by injury default over Isaac Justice (Blackford) (Inj. 0:00)
145, Ethan Watt (16-15)

  • Champ. Round 1 – Ethan Watt (Blackford) 16-15 received a bye
  • Quarterfinal – Zach Mounsey (Bluffton) 20-2 won by fall over Ethan Watt (Blackford) (Fall 0:48)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Coleman Beeks (Southern Wells) 32-9 won by fall over Ethan Watt (Blackford) (Fall 2:38)

285, Oliver Baronick (28-4) placed 1st

  • Champ. Round 1 – Oliver Baronick (Blackford) 28-4 received a bye (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Oliver Baronick (Blackford) won by fall over Sam Spear (Norwell) 6-13 (Fall 1:11)
  • Semifinal – Oliver Baronick (Blackford) won by decision over Tayler Cuellar (South Adams) 33-4 (Dec 5-3)
  • 1st Place Match – Oliver Baronick (Blackford) won by fall over Andre Hughes (Bluffton) 12-5 (Fall 3:04)