2018-2019 Varsity Wrestling

 2018 Varsity Wrestling
Coaches: Mike Miller (Head Coach); Jacob Bough, Anthony Hobbs, Christian Bratcher, Thad Tyra and Drew Durham (Asst. Coaches)

Managers: Blake Bufkin, Kolton Mickle, Gracie Byers, Bre Garraher, Seth Stonebraker, Layla Samuel
Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
James Bufkin
Zane Hall
Austin Johnson
Nate Nelson
Jabian Shaffer
Dakota Stalter
DaVaughn Jones
Ethan Marciniak
Nick Moore
Jeremiah Neal
Keenan Richards
David Stokes
Michael Stroud
Mitchell Wyrick

Sam Baity
Amari Barbary
Harvey Barr
Wilmer Corrales
Taylor Duncan
Branson Guge
Ethan Guire
Myles Lenoir

Linken Brock
Nathan Connor
Aaron Galles
Kymani Howard
Trey Marciniak
Ashton Roberts

Date Opponent Time Score
Nov. 17 Arsenal Tech Invite (T) 9:00 am The Kokomo Wildkats had a good day competing in the John Hurrle Tournament at Arsenal Tech. We placed eighth as a team. Individual placements were:

106- Harvey Barr - 6th
113- Nathan Conner - 9th
120- Wilmer Corrales- 9th
126- Jabian Shaffer - 11th
132- Taylor Duncan - 9th
145- Zane Hall - 5th
145- Kymani Howard - 4th
152- Austin Johnson - 5th
152- Trey Marciniak - 7th
182- Mitchell Wyrick- 8th
182- Myles Lenoir - 10th
285- Jeremiah Neal -2nd

Wrestler of the week - Jeremiah Neal

Jeremiah went 4-1 on the day, placing second. His
only loss was a close match to a state ranked
wrestler from Hamilton Southeastern.
Coach Miller
Nov. 28 Eastern (T) 6:30 pm (W) 44-31
Your Kats defeated Eastern in a hard fought and
highly contested match. What impressed the
coaching staff the most tonight was the fight that
was displayed by every Kat that took the mat. To a
man, we wrestled very tough, win or lose. The future is bright for this crew as we continue to improve.

Winning for the Kats:

106 Harvey Barr - pin
113 Nathan Conner - Tech Fall 15-0
120 Ashton Roberts- forfeit
126 Wilmer Corrales- decision 10-3
145 Zane Hall - pin
195 James Bufkin - pin
220 Jakobe Sparger - forfeit
285 Jeremiah Neal - pin
Coach Miller
Dec. 1 Super Six Tournament @ Western 9:00 am It was a good day on the mats; your Wildkats went 3-2 at the Western Super 6. We lost a hard fought 42-30 match against a tough Western team. The Kats moved on and defeated conference rival Logansport 53-19. Next, the Kats dropped a match against Harrison 52-9. Finally, we finished the day in style defeating Hamilton Heights 58-15 and Clinton Central 63-15.

The improvement we have seen out of this group of wrestlers over the last year is incredible. The
wrestlers are doing everything the coaching staff has asked of them and its showing on the mat.

Individual Results for the Kats:
106 Harvey Barr 5-0
113 Nathan Conner 3-2
132 Taylor Duncan 3-2
145 Zane Hall 5-0
152 Austin Johnson 5-0
182 Mitchell Wyrick 3-2
195 James Bufkin 4-1
285 Jeremiah Neal 3-2

Wrestlers of the Week
Harvey Barr – Sophomore 106 pound wrestler, Harvey Barr, went 6-0 this week and earned his
first 5-0 day Saturday at the Western Super 6.

Zane Hall – Senior 145 pound wrestler, Zane Hall, went 6-0 this week and earned his first 5-0
day Saturday at the Western Super 6. Zane now has a 10-1 season record.

Teachers of Week
Mr. Bunn – KHS English teacher – Zane choose Mr. Bunn as his teacher of the week. Zane really appreciates relationships Mr. Bunn strives to develop with his students.

Mr. Byam – KACC PLTW teacher – Harvey chose Mr. Byam as his teacher of the week. Harvey says that Mr. Byam motivates him to do his best even when he (Harvey)doesn’t necessarily feel like it.

The Wildkat wrestlers would like to thank Mr. Bunn and Mr. Byam for all the hard work they devote to KHS and KACC. Teachers like these make us proud to be Wildkats! Thank you Mr. Bunn and Mr. Byam!

Please come out and support your Wildkat Grapplers as we take on Eastbrook High School on Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm. Help your Kats Take Down Cancer!
Coach Milleri
Dec. 4 Eastbrook (H) 6:00 pm (W) 72-6
Eastbrook was shorthanded due in part to their state run in football. The Wildkats that competed worked hard and did Kokomo proud.

Winning for the Kats were:
106 Harvey Barr – forfeit
120 Wilmer Corrales – forfeit
126 Ashton Roberts – forfeit
132 Taylor Duncan – forfeit
138 Kymani Howard – forfeit
145 Zane Hall – pin
152 Austin Johnson – pin
160 Nate Nelson – pin
182 Mitchell Wyrick – pin
195 James Bufkin – forfeit
220 Dakota Stalter – forfeit
285 Jeremiah Neal – forfeit
Coach Miller
Dec. 8 Frankfort Tourney (T) 8:30 am The Wildkats had a good day on the mats at Frankfort. Kokomo ended up 4-1 for the day.

The Kats earned hard fought victories against Frankfort (39-32), Lebanon (43-31), Shelbyville (53-27), and Cascade (57-18). Our lone defeat was to a very good HSE team (15-55).

Our season record is now 9-3.

We had nine individuals leave Frankfort with winning records. Our individual highlight was Jeremiah Neal going 5-0 and avenging an early season defeat to Crae Kunkleman, a state ranked wrestler from HSE.

Those with winning records were:
106 Harvey Barr 3-2
113 Nathan Conner 4-1
120 Wilmer Corrales 3-2
138 Kymani Howard 4-1
145 Zane Hall 3-1
152 Austin Johnson 3-2
182 Myles Lenoir 3-2
195 James Bufkin 3-2
285 Jeremiah Neal 5-0

Wrestler of the Week
Nate Nelson - The coaching staff selected Nate for his outstanding attitude and work ethic, both in and out of the wrestling room.

Teacher of the Week
Mrs. Cloutier-KACC Criminal Justice - Nate nominated Mrs. Cloutier because of how helpful she is to her students, both academically and personally.
​Coach Miller
Dec. 11 Logansport (H) 6:00 pm (W) 52-27
The Wildkats defeated a tough Logansport squad last night 52 – 27 in our First Annual Santa Slam. The win tonight runs our season record to 10-3.

Winning for the Wildkats were:
106 Harvey Barr – major decision 21-7
113 Nathan Conner – pin
132 Taylor Duncan – pin
138 Kymani Howard – pin
145 Trey Marciniak – pin
152 Austin Johnson – pin
195 James Bufkin – forfeit
220 Sam Baity – forfeit
285 Jeremiah Neal – pin
Coach Miller
Dec. 18 Northwestern (T) 6:00 pm
Dec. 27-28 Lafayette Jeff Invite (T) 10/9 am
Jan. 5 Peru Invite (T) 9:00 am
Jan. 9 Tri-Central (T) 6:30 pm
Jan. 15 Madison-Grant (H) 6:00 pm
Jan. 19 NCC Conference @ Laf. Jeff 9:30 am

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