Haught earns spot at state wrestling finals

Huntington North junior Charlie Agnew has control of Oak Hill's Stewart Mossholder in an opening round match at 195 pounds at the New Haven Semi-state Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10. Agnew won this match but lost his next to end his day.
Huntington North junior Charlie Agnew has control of Oak Hill's Stewart Mossholder in an opening round match at 195 pounds at the New Haven Semi-state Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10. Agnew won this match but lost his next to end his day. Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School Junior Ricky Haught earned a spot at the Indiana State Wrestling Tournament next week by placing fourth at 132 pounds at the New Haven Semi-state Wrestling Tournament in Fort Wayne on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Haught, who entered the tourney 37-8, won his first two matches of the day to qualify for state. He lost his third match of the day in the semifinals to go to the consolation round, where he lost again to place fourth.

Haught was the only one of six Huntington North wrestlers to advance. Preston Teusch at 106 pounds, Jacob Hall at 126 and Charlie Agnew at 195 each won their opening round matches, but couldn’t get the second win which would have assured them of being in the top four to qualify for state.

Darryn Kuhl at 113 and Christian Graft at 220 both lost in the first round.

Haught opened his day with a major decision, 12-1, over Brandon Wills, of Daleville. He then edged Adam Ledesma, of East Noble, 3-2, before being pinned by eventual champion Alex Barr, of York, in 3:26.

Haught then lost to Hunter Cottingham, of Western, 5-0, in the consolation finals.

Haught heads to state with a record of 39-10.

Teusch, a freshman, dropped Sean Johnson, of Elkhart Central, in just 35 seconds of his first match at 106, but lost to Zachary Todd, of Yorktown, 6-2, in his second match.

Hall, a senior, edged Braxton Rodriguez, of Goshen, 4-3, in his first match at 126, but then got end by Kyle Lawson of Bellmont, 8-7, in his second match.

Agnew, a junior, stopped Stewart Mossholder, 6-2, in his 195 opener. Draven Rasler, of West Noble, ended Agnew’s day with an 8-5 decision.

Kuhl, a sophomore, lost to Isaac Wiemer, of West Noble, 9-2, at 113. Graft, also a junior, fell to Braydon Erb, of Western, 6-1.

The state championship starts Friday night and continues Saturday at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.