By Will Willems
---- — It was a good day for the Boone County wrestling teams at the Zionsville Sectional Saturday afternoon.
The three county schools had champions in six of the 14 weight classes and sent 18 wrestlers onto the regional competition at North Montgomery this Saturday.
"Overall I thought we wrestled well and we wrestled hard," Lebanon head coach Derek Bocock said. "Our technique was better and we were aggressive. I thought we overcame some battles today and more importantly we got better and improved. I am happy with our performance."
Carmel won the team sectional title with 200.5 points.
Zionsville placed second with 172, 2.5 ahead of third place Westfield. Lebanon placed fifth with 145.5 points and Western Boone was eighth with 64 points.
"We struggled a little bit in our middle weights and with our lower weights it was a little tougher, but our bigger guys have been carrying us all year (and they did again)," Zionsville head coach Bob Brennan said. "To have the last three champions was pretty exciting. It was a good way to finish. We were in fourth place starting the final round and fought all the way back to second, so I was pretty happy."
Lebanon had one champion and two other finalists.
The champion came at the 145-pound class, when Kellen VanCamp pinned Jeffrey Helm of Westfield.
"That is such a nice thing for him because he puts a lot of time in during the summer," Bocock said. "He wrestled really well. He had some tough kids to overcome and I just thought as the day went on he got better. I am just really excited for him."
For more of this story, read Tuesday's Lebanon Reporter.