EDGEWOOD —The Preble Shawnee wrestling team got off to a strong start this season after Kole Monebrake earned “Wrestler of the Meet” honors at a tri-meet with Carlisle and Milton-Union on Wednesday, Dec. 9.
Monebrake earned the honors after recording 15-0 technical fall victory against Milton-Union and a second period fall against Carlisle for a combined score of 25-0 in his two victories.
The Arrows defeated Carlisle by a score of 51-18 and defeated Milton-Union 47-36, with Monebrake earning 11 team points.
The team placed third out of 21 teams at the Edgewood Invitational on Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12.
Kolten Dillon won the 182 pound weight class at the invitational as the only Arrow to win his division.
Camron Neal was the next highest placer for the Arrows after finishing second in the 106 pound weight class.
Two Arrows placed third — Monebrake in the 120 pound weight class and Tanner Crabtree in the 195 pound weight division.
Mason Williams finished fourth in the 220 pound weight class and Alex Steele finished fourth in the 285 weight class.
The team just missed out on the trophy at the meet, finishing 5.5 points behind second place Dixie, a team Follick said is someone to look out for in the SWBL and sectional.
Division I Cincinnati La Salle won the meet, outscoring the Arrows by 11 points.
Follick described the opening week as a very solid performance for his team.
The team is back in action at the LCC Holiday tournament at Lima Central Catholic High School on Tuesday, Dec. 29.
Preble Shawnee is also hosting a JV Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 19, starting at 10 a.m. and will host a Pee Wee tournament on Sunday, Dec. 20.
Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062, or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.