Noah Brown (285) and Kaleb Davenport (170) led the way for North Crawford/Seneca at the Bi-State Classic in LaCrosse, recently. Both wrestlers made it to the second day of competition and placed at the 55-team tournament.
Brown went undefeated the first day, winning all four of his matches.
“Noah wrestled well all day against some tough opponents,” coach Eric Hadey said later.
Things were a bit rougher for Brown on the second day of the tournament, when he met up and lost to the tournament champion, Hunter Hauser.
From there, Brown seemed unable to get back on track and lost his remaining matches. He went home with a sixth place finish.
“Noah placed twelfth last year and it was his goal to place higher this year, which he did with some great wrestling,” Hady noted.
Kaleb Davenport was a surprise second day wrestler, according to Hady.
“Consistent wrestling has been Kaleb’s weak spot,” hady said. “He was able to pull together a full day of solid wrestling to make it into the second day and eventually placed eleventh.
Davenport has missed making it into the second day at the Bi-State Classic in his previous three seasons, so it was a special accomplishment for him this year.
“The team as a whole wrestled well and we hope to keep that momentum going forward as we travel to Kickapoo High School for the Lee Griffin Invite on Saturday,” Hady said.