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Seven Anderson County wrestlers medaled in the prestigious Lafayette Invitational, held on Dec. 22 in Lexington.
Cody Dillow split four bouts to place fifth at 152 pounds, the highest-ranking Anderson wrestler in the tournament. Among Dillow's wins were pins over wrestlers from Male and Moore.
Dillon Harrod split four bouts to finish sixth in the tournament. He triumphed in one of the closest bouts of the day, winning a 3-2 decision over a wrestler from Henry Clay.
Chris McDaniel went 3-1 to come in seventh at 126 pounds while Nathan Cox did the same at 195 and Crockett Cosby went 3-1 for seventh place in the heavyweight class.
Cox lost early in the day to a wrestler from Louisville Central while Cosby went down early to Lafayette, but both recovered. Cox got a big win over perennial power Louisville Trinity, while Cosby scored a pin over a wrestler from Louisville Central.
Alex Swartz went 2-1 to place seventh at 160 pounds. During the day, he scored a pin over a regional rival from North Hardin.
Other Bearcats did not fare as well. Mason Baker went out after two matches at 120 while Jake Brown (126), Taylor Logsdon (145) and Gabe McMichael (182) all went 1-2 on the day. Austin Phillips (138) lost his first round match but came back to win two consolation matches.
The Bearcats were to have participated in the Woodford County Invitational after the deadline for this holiday edition of The Anderson News. Results from that meet will be published in the Jan. 9 edition of The Anderson News.
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