Boys Varsity Wrestling · Three wrestlers advance to Mater Dei semis

Three members of the New Palestine wrestling team have advanced to the semifinals of the 16-team, two-day Evansville Mater Dei Holiday Classic.

Christian White (106), Jared Diep (120) and Landan Burton (220) all won their first two matches and moved on to the semis.

White won a 5-1 decision over Evansville Memorial’s Kyler West in the opening round, then pinned Matthew Moore of Union County in 36 seconds in the quarterfinals. He’ll face Floyd Central’s Gavvin Alstott in the semis.

Diep drew a bye in the opening round, then beat New Albany’s Dayton Hunter 7-5 in the second round. He meets Mater Dei’s Kane Egli in the semifinals.

Burton won two falls – pinning Floyd Central’s Sean Burk in 23 seconds and Mt. Vernon (Posey)’s Andrew Weis in 1:25. He meets Evansville Memorial’s Alex Lichlyter in the semis.

The Dragons are fifth in the team score with 64 points. Mater Dei leads with 130.5 points.

The Dragons have several wrestlers competing in the wrestleback round Friday to compete for places 3-6 – Chase Nelson (113), Matthew Carter (126), Zack Hoyt (132), Max Jones (138), Chris Hafley (152), Logan Robinson (170) and Brayden Clevenger (195).

The second round of the tournament will be held Friday.

Christian White won his first two matches at Mater Dei.
Jared Diep will wrestle in the semis at Mater Dei.
Landan Burton remained unbeaten with two wins at Mater Dei and is now 24-0 on the season.


Team Scores: Day 1

  1. Evansville Mater Dei 130.5
  2. Union County (Ky.) 92
  3. Louisville St. Xavier (Ky.) 82.5
  4. Floyd Central 79
  5. New Palestine 64
  6. Belleville West (Ill.) 61.5
  7. Franklin 48
  8. Evansville Memorial 47
  9. Gibson Southern 45
  10. North Posey 45
  11. New Albany 42.5
  12. Louisville Trinity (Ky.) 30
  13. Tell City 29.5
  14. Sullivan 28
  15. Mt. Vernon (Posey) 17
  16. Lawrence County (Ky.) 9


106: Christian White

Round 1: Christian White (New Palestine) dec. Kyler West (Evansville Memorial), 5-1

Quarterfinal: Christian White (New Palestine) pins Matthew Moore (Union County), 0:36

Semi-final Match-up: Gavvin Alstott (Floyd Central)

113: Chase Nelson

Round 1: Austin Hedges (Trinity) dec. Chase Nelson (New Palestine), 7-0

Consolation Rd. 1: Bye

Consolation Rd. 2: Chase Nelson (New Palestine) dec. Glenn Mayes (Union County), 6-4

Consolation Rd. 3 Match-up: Maxey (Sullivan)

120: Jared Diep

Round 1: Bye

Quarterfinal: Jared Diep (New Palestine) dec. Dayton Hunter (New Albany), 7-5

Semi-final Match-up: Kane Egli (Evansville Mater Dei)

126: Matthew Carter

Round 1: Matt Carter (New Palestine) dec. Jordan Roberson (New Albany), 8-7

Quarterfinal: Eric Harpenau (Gibson Southern) pins Matthew Carter (New Palestine), 1:56

Consolation Rd. 3: Matt Carter (New Palestine) pins Grant Boone (Evansville Memorial), 2:56

Consolation Rd. 3 Match-up: Kobe Armes (Floyd Central)

132: Zack Hoyt

Round 1: Justin Koderhandt (Belleville West) pins Zack Hoyt (New Palestine), 2:54

Consolation Rd. 1: Zack Hoyt (New Palestine) pins Jack Calvery (St. Xavier), Fall 1:55

Consolation Rd. 2: Zack Hoyt (New Palestine) dec. Shane Braunecker (Tell City), 8-7

Consolation Rd. 3 Match-up: Ethan Nash (Franklin Community)

138: Max Jones

Round 1: Max Jones (New Palestine) pins Charlie Archer (Sullivan), 0:51

Quarterfinal: Matt Lee (Evansville Mater Dei) pins Max Jones (New Palestine), 1:45

Consolation Rd 2: Max Jones (New Palestine) pins Aaron Reynolds (Mt. Vernon-Posey), 1:25

Consolation Rd. 3 Match-up: Trey Mucker (Tell City)

145: Noah Wright

Round 1: Noah Wright (New Palestine) pins Xzavier Pruitt (New Albany), 1:05

Quarterfinal: Clayton Fitzhugh (St. Xavier) dec. Noah Wright (New Palestine), 2-1

Cons. Rd. 2: Trevor Pogue (Union County) dec. Noah Wright (New Palestine), 8-3

152: Chris Hafley

Round 1: Chris Hafley (New Palestine) dec. Camren Dollison (Evansville Memorial), 8-2

Quarterfinal: Levi Miller (North Posey) pins Chris Hafley (New Palestine), 0:52

Cons. Rd. 2: Chris Hafley (New Palestine) pins Joe Mullinax (New Albany), 2:04

Consolation Rd. 3 Match-up: Dalton Schmidt (Mt. Vernon-Posey)

160: Richard Clevenger

Round 1 – Richard Clevenger (New Palestine) dec. Seth Sharber (Mt Vernon-Posey), 5-1

Quarterfinal – Nolan Weidner (Evansville Mater Dei) pins Richard Clevenger (New Palestine), 0:35

Cons. Round 2 – Chandler Mills (Franklin Community ) pins Richard Clevenger (New Palestine), 3:42

170: Logan Robinson

Round 1 – Devon Stikes (Floyd Central) pins Logan Robinson (New Palestine), 2:23

Cons. Rd. 1 – Bye

Cons. Rd. 2 – Logan Robinson (New Palestine) pins Ryan Martin (Trinity), 1:37

Cons. Rd. 3 Match-up: Ranger Soots (Franklin Community)

182: Colin Faubion

Round 1 – Brent Ricketts (Mt Vernon) pins Colin Faubion (New Palestine), 1:08

Cons. Rd.1 – Bye

Cons. Rd. 2 – Harris Eason (Franklin Community) pins Colin Faubion (New Palestine), 0:49


195: Brayden Clevenger

Round 1 – Brayden Clevenger (New Palestine) pins Mason McMallister (Tell City), 1:08

Quarterfinal – Robbie Helfrich (Evansville Mater Dei) dec. Brayden Clevenger (New Palestine), 3-0

Cons. Rd. 2 – Brayden Clevenger (New Palestine) pins Logan Faquahur (Gibson Southern), 1:59

Cons. Rd. 3 Match-up: Jackson Husung (Floyd Central)

220: Landan Burton

Champ. Rd. 1 – Landan Burton (New Palestine) pins Sean Burk (Floyd Central), 0:23

Quarterfinal – Landan Burton (New Palestine) pins Andrew Weis (Mt Vernon), 1:25

Semi-final Match-up: Alex Lichlyter (Evansville Memorial)