Hawks News · KHSAA WRESTLING STATE MEDALISTS


The LaRue County Wrestling Team capped a great season at the KHSAA State Wrestling Championships this past Friday and Saturday. The Hawks finished 16th Place as a team overall and 7th in the small school division and had three individual state placers. The Hawks wrestled well throughout the tournament with every wrestler qualifying winning a match on day 1. Sophomore Jabin Hite, and Seniors Ethan and Isaac Johnson all going 1-2, and all dropping matches to state medalists. Freshman Thomas Boone and Sophomore Tucker Shelton won several matches, and each dropped tough matches in the blood rounds (matches before the medal rounds.) Freshman Thomas Hoppes placed 6th going 4-3 for the tournament. Thomas is only one of a few wrestlers for the Hawks who have ever placed as a freshman; this is a great start for the young Hawk and a great start to his career. Senior Noah Davis finished the season on a high note going 5-2 at the state tournament and finishing 5th place. Noah is a 2x state placer and left his mark on LaRue County Wrestling with over 200 career wins and has the most career wins of any wrestler from freshman to senior year. Senior Dalton Bell also finished a fantastic season on the podium again, Dalton went 4-2 and finished 7th place. Dalton also capped off a phenomenal career as a 5x region finalist, 2x region champion, and 2x state placer.

113lbs Thomas Hoppes 4-3 6th Place

120lbs Jabin Hite 1-2

138lbs Noah Davis 5-2 5th Place

152lbs Dalton Bell 4-2 7th Place

160lbs Ethan Johnson 1-2

170lbs Thomas Boone 2-2

182lbs Isaac Johnson 1-2

285lbs Tucker Shelton 3-2

138

Noah Davis (51-5) placed 5th and scored 13.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Noah Davis (LaRue County) 51-5 won by fall over Alex Oleynik (Bullitt Central) 11-22 (Fall 0:51)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Noah Davis (LaRue County) 51-5 won by decision over Brent Hudgins (Harrison County) 40-7 (Dec 7-1)
  • Quarterfinal – Saul Ervin (Union County) 39-2 won by fall over Noah Davis (LaRue County) 51-5 (Fall 1:44)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Noah Davis (LaRue County) 51-5 won by decision over Jonathan Shepherd (Wayne County) 39-3 (Dec 1-0)
  • Cons. Round 5 – Noah Davis (LaRue County) 51-5 won in sudden victory – 3 over Alejandro Mejia (Simon Kenton) 41-13 (SV-3 3-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Mannie Murrer (Covington Catholic) 42-16 won by decision over Noah Davis (LaRue County) 51-5 (Dec 7-4)
  • 5th Place Match – Noah Davis (LaRue County) 51-5 won by decision over Anthony Pierce (South Oldham) 28-11 (Dec 2-0)

113

Thomas Hoppes (41-11) placed 6th and scored 15.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Thomas Hoppes (LaRue County) 41-11 won by fall over Brandon Myers (Bullitt Central) 22-17 (Fall 1:34)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Thomas Deck (Madison Central) 38-0 won by decision over Thomas Hoppes (LaRue County) 41-11 (Dec 9-2)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Thomas Hoppes (LaRue County) 41-11 won by fall over Xavier Rogers (Pike County Central) 23-10 (Fall 2:05)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Thomas Hoppes (LaRue County) 41-11 won by decision over Austin Hedges (Trinity (Louisville)) 29-17 (Dec 6-1)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Thomas Hoppes (LaRue County) 41-11 won by fall over Brett Shea (Oldham County) 28-14 (Fall 2:48)
  • Cons. Round 5 – Thomas Hoppes (LaRue County) 41-11 won by decision over Joseph Morgan (Apollo) 41-10 (Dec 7-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Shay Horton (Ryle) 50-6 won by decision over Thomas Hoppes (LaRue County) 41-11 (Dec 9-2)
  • 5th Place Match – Adam Bender (Woodford County) 34-8 won by decision over Thomas Hoppes (LaRue County) 41-11 (Dec 7-3)

152

Dalton Bell (38-4) placed 7th and scored 11.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Dalton Bell (LaRue County) 38-4 won by fall over Skyler Wells (Harrison County) 17-16 (Fall 1:14)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Dalton Bell (LaRue County) 38-4 won by decision over Brandon Gibson (Walton-Verona) 23-17 (Dec 8-6)
  • Quarterfinal – Zane Brown (Male) 31-1 won by fall over Dalton Bell (LaRue County) 38-4 (Fall 0:58)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Dalton Bell (LaRue County) 38-4 won by decision over Isaiah Newberry (Moore) 33-13 (Dec 10-6)
  • Cons. Round 5 – Kevin Vazquez (Lafayette) 29-4 won by decision over Dalton Bell (LaRue County) 38-4 (Dec 9-4)
  • 7th Place Match – Dalton Bell (LaRue County) 38-4 won by fall over Chase Fink (Anderson County) 34-13 (Fall 3:35)