Boys Varsity Wrestling · Burton wins sectional title; 9 Dragons advance


New Palestine High School senior Landan Burton won the championship at 220 pounds in Saturday’s Shelbyville sectional, as one of nine Dragons to advance to next week’s regional.

As a team, the Dragons finished third at the sectional with 165.5 points. Warren Central (279) won the title, with Greenfield-Central (183) finishing second. NP was well ahead of fourth-place Franklin Central (119).

Burton advanced to the semifinals with two forfeits, and then pinned Triton Central’s Gavin Cook in 1:30 in the semis. In the title match, he pinned Greenfield-Central’s Hunter Gulden in 2:45. He takes a 37-1 record into next Saturday’s Perry Meridian regional.

He’ll be joined by eight other wrestlers. The Dragons advanced two others to the finals – Christian White (106) and Logan Robinson (160) were runners-up. Chase Nelson (113), Max Jones (138) and Noah Wright (145) all placed third. Jared Diep (120), Brayden Clevenger (195) and Hunter Holcombe (285) all finished fourth. The top four places in each weight class move on to the regional.

White (31-7) advanced to the title match with two first-period falls, but he eventually lost by fall to Warren Central’s David Pierson in the final.

Robinson (27-9) won by a first-period fall and a 7-3 decision over Warren Central’s Danny Acevedo to get to the final. There, he lost by fall to Scecina’s Jake Rebein.

Landan Burton improved to 37-1 and won the sectional title at Shelbyville.
Christian White finished second at the sectional.
Logan Robinson finished second at the sectional.

Results

106

Christian White (31-7) placed 2nd and scored 20.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Christian White (New Palestine) 31-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Christian White (New Palestine) 31-7 won by fall over Dylan Anderson (Eastern Hancock) 12-15 (Fall 0:27)
  • Semifinal – Christian White (New Palestine) 31-7 won by fall over Caden Alfrey (Triton Central) 20-12 (Fall 1:25)
  • 1st Place Match – David Pierson (Warren Central) 34-6 won by fall over Christian White (New Palestine) 31-7 (Fall 1:25)

113

Chase Nelson (28-13) placed 3rd and scored 16.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Chase Nelson (New Palestine) 28-13 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Chase Nelson (New Palestine) 28-13 won by fall over Josh Kincaid (Franklin Central) 10-10 (Fall 4:59)
  • Semifinal – Jevian Ross (Warren Central) 36-2 won by fall over Chase Nelson (New Palestine) 28-13 (Fall 5:24)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Chase Nelson (New Palestine) 28-13 won by fall over Lucas Lee (Triton Central) 13-20 (Fall 0:35)
  • 3rd Place Match – Chase Nelson (New Palestine) 28-13 won by decision over Josh Kincaid (Franklin Central) 10-10 (Dec 2-0)

120

Jared Diep (25-13) placed 4th and scored 13.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jared Diep (New Palestine) 25-13 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Jared Diep (New Palestine) 25-13 won by fall over Luke Hughes (Indianapolis Lutheran) 23-16 (Fall 1:43)
  • Semifinal – Nick Morton (Franklin Central) 19-13 won by fall over Jared Diep (New Palestine) 25-13 (Fall 5:39)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Jared Diep (New Palestine) 25-13 won by major decision over Micah Lee (Shelbyville) 22-13 (MD 11-0)
  • 3rd Place Match – Christopher Stewart (Warren Central) 25-17 won by decision over Jared Diep (New Palestine) 25-13 (Dec 9-3)

126

Matthew Carter (10-13) placed 6th and scored 6.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Matthew Carter (New Palestine) 10-13 won by forfeit over FF FF (Indianapolis Lutheran) 0-1 (For.)
  • Quarterfinal – Riley Conley (Franklin Central) 9-15 won by major decision over Matthew Carter (New Palestine) 10-13 (MD 8-0)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Matthew Carter (New Palestine) 10-13 won by forfeit over FF FF (Triton Central) 0-2 (For.)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Thomas Defreese (Indianapolis Scecina Memorial) 26-5 won by fall over Matthew Carter (New Palestine) 10-13 (Fall 3:34)
  • 5th Place Match – Riley Conley (Franklin Central) 9-15 won by decision over Matthew Carter (New Palestine) 10-13 (Dec 5-0)

132

Christian Rudolph (12-15) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Christian Rudolph (New Palestine) 12-15 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Carter Noehre (Greenfield-Central) 24-0 won by tech fall over Christian Rudolph (New Palestine) 12-15 (TF-1.5 3:03 (16-1))
  • Cons. Round 2 – Josh Thacker (Triton Central) 12-10 won by decision over Christian Rudolph (New Palestine) 12-15 (Dec 6-3)

138

Max Jones (23-15) placed 3rd and scored 16.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Max Jones (New Palestine) 23-15 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Max Jones (New Palestine) 23-15 won by decision over Elijah Sims (Shelbyville) 19-20 (Dec 10-4)
  • Semifinal – Kenny Thompson (Greenfield-Central) 20-16 won by fall over Max Jones (New Palestine) 23-15 (Fall 5:08)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Max Jones (New Palestine) 23-15 won by fall over Jamison Welborn (Indianapolis Scecina Memorial) 10-9 (Fall 1:58)
  • 3rd Place Match – Max Jones (New Palestine) 23-15 won by injury default over Keyan McKee (Triton Central) 11-7 (Inj. 2:26)

145

Noah Wright (30-9) placed 3rd and scored 15.50 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Noah Wright (New Palestine) 30-9 won by forfeit over FF FF (Shelbyville) 0-1 (For.)
  • Quarterfinal – Noah Wright (New Palestine) 30-9 won by tech fall over Avery Wills (Eastern Hancock) 21-17 (TF-1.5 3:19 (16-0))
  • Semifinal – Cooper Noehre (Greenfield-Central) 28-8 won by decision over Noah Wright (New Palestine) 30-9 (Dec 8-3)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Noah Wright (New Palestine) 30-9 won by decision over Bryce Logan (Triton Central) 22-11 (Dec 4-0)
  • 3rd Place Match – Noah Wright (New Palestine) 30-9 won by fall over Avery Wills (Eastern Hancock) 21-17 (Fall 4:50)

152

Richard Clevenger (21-13) placed 6th and scored 5.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Richard Clevenger (New Palestine) 21-13 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Richard Clevenger (New Palestine) 21-13 won by decision over Jacob Melton (Indianapolis Scecina Memorial) 24-9 (Dec 8-2)
  • Semifinal – Marcus Scott (Warren Central) 25-9 won by decision over Richard Clevenger (New Palestine) 21-13 (Dec 5-1)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Seth Ortel (Triton Central) 25-6 won by decision over Richard Clevenger (New Palestine) 21-13 (Dec 3-1)
  • 5th Place Match – Jacob Melton (Indianapolis Scecina Memorial) 24-9 won in sudden victory – 1 over Richard Clevenger (New Palestine) 21-13 (SV-1 5-3)

160

Logan Robinson (27-9) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Logan Robinson (New Palestine) 27-9 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Logan Robinson (New Palestine) 27-9 won by fall over Michael Hoskins (Greenfield-Central) 11-24 (Fall 1:49)
  • Semifinal – Logan Robinson (New Palestine) 27-9 won by decision over Danny Acevedo (Warren Central) 32-8 (Dec 7-3)
  • 1st Place Match – Jake Rebein (Indianapolis Scecina Memorial) 27-2 won by fall over Logan Robinson (New Palestine) 27-9 (Fall 5:27)

170

Laine Schonauer (3-7) placed 6th and scored 4.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Laine Schonauer (New Palestine) 3-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Aaron Taylor (Warren Central) 31-9 won by fall over Laine Schonauer (New Palestine) 3-7 (Fall 0:30)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Laine Schonauer (New Palestine) 3-7 won by decision over Michael Luciano (Shelbyville) 12-26 (Dec 4-2)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Hayden Filipovich (Indianapolis Lutheran) 29-10 won by fall over Laine Schonauer (New Palestine) 3-7 (Fall 0:54)
  • 5th Place Match – Tavon Middlebrooke (Indianapolis Scecina Memorial) 25-10 won by fall over Laine Schonauer (New Palestine) 3-7 (Fall 0:43)

182

Colin Faubion (7-22) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Gavin Keesee (Franklin Central) 22-12 won by fall over Colin Faubion (New Palestine) 7-22 (Fall 1:49)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Colin Faubion (New Palestine) 7-22 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Colin Faubion (New Palestine) 7-22 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Consolation 1st – Colin Faubion (New Palestine) 7-22 received a bye () (Bye)

195

Brayden Clevenger (31-9) placed 4th and scored 12.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Brayden Clevenger (New Palestine) 31-9 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Brayden Clevenger (New Palestine) 31-9 won by decision over Scott Stanley (Greenfield-Central) 14-20 (Dec 2-1)
  • Semifinal – DeShawn Young (Franklin Central) 24-12 won by decision over Brayden Clevenger (New Palestine) 31-9 (Dec 3-2)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Brayden Clevenger (New Palestine) 31-9 won by fall over Leonard Love (Indianapolis Scecina Memorial) 21-9 (Fall 1:59)
  • 3rd Place Match – Nathan Bishop (Warren Central) 18-16 won by decision over Brayden Clevenger (New Palestine) 31-9 (Dec 5-4)

220

Landan Burton (37-1) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Landan Burton (New Palestine) 37-1 won by forfeit over FF FF (Indianapolis Lutheran) 0-1 (For.)
  • Quarterfinal – Landan Burton (New Palestine) 37-1 won by forfeit over FF FF (Shelbyville) 0-2 (For.)
  • Semifinal – Landan Burton (New Palestine) 37-1 won by fall over Gavin Cook (Triton Central) 16-11 (Fall 1:30)
  • 1st Place Match – Landan Burton (New Palestine) 37-1 won by fall over Hunter Gulden (Greenfield-Central) 30-9 (Fall 2:45)

285

Hunter Holcombe (7-6) placed 4th and scored 14.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Hunter Holcombe (New Palestine) 7-6 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Hunter Holcombe (New Palestine) 7-6 won by fall over Austin Skaggs (Shelbyville) 4-6 (Fall 1:40)
  • Semifinal – Antone Alexander (Franklin Central) 19-10 won by decision over Hunter Holcombe (New Palestine) 7-6 (Dec 6-5)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Hunter Holcombe (New Palestine) 7-6 won by fall over Kaleb Maynard (Eastern Hancock) 16-13 (Fall 1:38)
  • 3rd Place Match – Emeka Jilliani (Indianapolis Lutheran) 18-9 won by fall over Hunter Holcombe (New Palestine) 7-6 (Fall 1:11)