Leopards Trounce Quakers to Claim First NBC Title Since 1997 – Wrestling

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Louisville 72, Salem 9

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Wrestling Team demolished the visiting Salem Quakers 72-9 Thursday Night at Louisville High School to clinch a share of their first NBC Title in 21 years! With the victory, Louisville improves to 9-4 overall and remains unbeaten in the NBC at 6-0.

Louisville Leopards Light Blue Hoodie Established 1924 - Beatty's Sports Fall 2017The Leopards dominated by winning 12 of the 14 matchups and recorded 5 pins in the process. Quintin Scheetz (138), Carter Mickley (145), Daniel Kennedy (152), Zach Thatcher (195), and Riley Brendle (285) all won by fall to lead Louisville. The final three Leopard pins all came in the first period as they made quick work of the Quakers.

The match was almost literally over before it started as Salem forfeited half their weight classes. Louisville beneficiaries of these forfeits included Garett Lautzenheiser (113), Ryan Jakubiak (120), Davin Rhoads (126), Logan Vanicek (132), Jax Leonard (160), Brent Paulus (182), and Blake Robbins (220).

The Quakers two victories came in the 106 and 170 matches. Caiden Hart (106) won by pin in the third period and Blaise Chaffin (170) claimed an 8-2 decisions as well.

This is the third NBC Title won by the Leopards and their fifth league title all-time. Louisville shared the NBC crown with the Springfield Spartans in 1997 and also shared the NBC Title with the Canton South Wildcats in 1995. The Leopards will face those same Wildcats next Thursday, February 15 for a chance to win their first ever Outright NBC Championship in the final year of the conference.

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UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to face the Canton South Wildcats to attempt to complete a perfect 7-0 run through the NBC. Middle School is slated to start at 5:30 PM and Varsity will follow around 7:00 PM.


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Varsity Results


106 HART, CAIDEN (Salem) defeated Simpson, Charlie (Louisville) === {Fall 6:07} (Score: 0-6)
113 Lautzenheiser, Garett (Louisville) defeated Forfeit (Salem) === {Forfeit} (Score: 6-6)
120 Jakubiak, Ryan (Louisville) defeated Forfeit (Salem) === {Forfeit} (Score: 12-6)
126 Rhoads, Davin (Louisville) defeated Forfeit (Salem) === {Forfeit} (Score: 18-6)
132 Vanicek, Logan (Louisville) defeated Forfeit (Salem) === {Forfeit} (Score: 24-6)
138 Scheetz, Quintin (Louisville) defeated LAFLEME, LANE (Salem) === {Fall 3:12} (Score: 30-6)
145 Mickley, Carter (Louisville) defeated Robinson, Billy (Salem) === {Fall 2:09} (Score: 36-6)
152 Kennedy, Daniel (Louisville) defeated Stecker, Logan (Salem) === {Fall 1:13} (Score: 42-6)
160 Leonard, Jax (Louisville) defeated CHAFFIN, Forfeit (Salem) === {Forfeit} (Score: 48-6)
170 CHAFFIN, BLAISE (Salem) defeated Spitaleri, JD (Louisville) === {Dec 8 – 2} (Score: 48-9)
182 Paulus, Brent (Louisville) defeated Forfeit (Salem) === {Forfeit} (Score: 54-9)
195 Thatcher, Zach (Louisville) defeated ZUMBAR, ZACH (Salem) === {Fall 1:24} (Score: 60-9)
220 Robbins, Blake (Louisville) defeated Forfeit (Salem) === {Forfeit} (Score: 66-9)
285 Brendle, Riley (Louisville) defeated Rice, Bradley (Salem) === {Fall 0:58} (Score: 72-9)

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