Beadles and Mowery-Shields win semistate wrestling berths

Brownsburg captured the team title at the Mooresville wrestling regional Saturday.

Meanwhile, third-place individual finishes landed two South Putnam wrestlers berths in the semistate.

Brownsburg outdistanced second-place Center Grove, 238.5 to 188.5. Avon, Monrovia and Martinsville rounded out the top five.

South Putnam wrestlers recorded 20 points for a seventh place finish.

Aiden Beadles won his opening match at 215 against junior Dominick Mercer of Martinsville (26-11), 12-10.  The Eagles senior then lost by a fall to Brownsburg junior Caden Brewer (28-6).

In the third place match, Beadles (34-8) got by Avon junior Grant Stewart (20-17) in a 1-0 decision to earn the semistate trip.

Teammate Keenan Mowery-Shields (38-5) advanced with a first round fall against Grayson Spurling (17-19) of Martinsville. In the semifinal, eventual 285 pound champion Nate Johnson of Center Grove downed Mowery-Shields, 7-0.

Mowery-Shields bounced back in the next match with a 3-2 decision over Decatur Central senior Javian Jones (14-6) to claim third place and a berth in the semistate.

Saturday's semistate will be hosted by Evansville F. J. Reitz at the Ford Center featuring wrestlers from the Bloomington South, Castle, Jeffersonville and Mooresville regional sites.





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