By GREG MENGELT
JEFFERSONVILLE — New Albany 145-pounder and Jeffersonville heavyweight Gavan Jolley-Little each dominated their weight classes en route to Jeff Classic championships on Saturday.
Castleberry earned two pins and a technical fall on his way to the championship match at 145 pounds. In the championship, he defeated Bloomington South’s Brennan Barlow 3-1 for the title.
The New Albany junior is now 15-0 on the year.
Jolley-Little improved to 12-0 with three easy victories and an overtime triumph in the championship match on Saturday. After winning his first match by forfeit, the Red Devils senior pinned Northview’s Brennan Pilman in 1:55 and defeated Male’s Jeremy Fow in 45 seconds. He then defeated Gus Dajani 2-1 in overtime to take the crown.
New Washington’s Franklins were both runners-up on the day. Mustang freshman Noah Franklin earned a pin, a major decision and a 9-3 victory en route to the 106-pound title match, where he was beaten by Bloomington South’s Logan Dilbeck 16-6. At 160 pounds, Jacob Franklin earned two pins before beating St. X’s Dominic Lampe 5-4 in the semifinals. Madison’s Jordan Partee took the title, however, with a 12-6 win over the New Wash senior. Behind the Frnaklins’ strong finishes, the Mustangs came in 12th as a team.
Stephen Jones and Chase Thompson finished third at 113 and 195 pounds, respectively, for host Jeffersonville, which placed 11th as a team. Thompson pinned New Albany’s Dalton Mowery in 4:28 in the third-place match. Tre Lynch came in third at 152 pounds for the Bulldogs, who were ninth as a team.
Charlestown’s Bryant Haynes finished third in the 126-pound class and Josh Hurley was fourth at 220 for the Pirates, who placed 13th.
Team scores: Bloomington South 245½, Jennings County 194, Madison 175, Gibson Southern 171, St. Xavier (Ky.) 156, Franklin Central 120, Northview 115, South Dearborn 108, New Albany 100½, Muncie South 97, Jeffersonville 95, New Washington 78, Charlestown 64, Male (Ky.) 34, Southwestern 32.
Champions and local top-4 finishers
106 pounds: 1. Logan Dilbeck (GS), 2. Noah Franklin (NW).
113: 1. Tre Willis (MS), 3. Stephen Jones (Jeff).
120: 1. Griffin Schermer (BS).
126: 1. Sage Coy (MS), 3. Bryant Hayes (Char).
138: 1. Ross Abram (BS).
145: 1. Hunter Castleberry (NA).
152: 1. Justin Lampe (X), 4. Tre Lynch (NA).
160: 1. Jordan Partee (Mad), 2. Jacob Franklin (NW).
170: 1. Zach Hay (BS).
182: 1. Peyton Shepherd (BS).
195: 1. Dakota Thacker (BS), 3. Chase Thompson (Jeff), 4. Dalton Mowery (NA).
220: 1. Colton Castetter (JC), 4. Josh Hurley (Char).
285: 1. Gavan Jolley-Little (Jeff).