Mills, Lee star in Dream Team Classic, Team USA beats Indiana 31-16

Saturday night saw Brownsburg High School host the 2018 Cliff Keen Dream Team Wrestling Classic as a team of Indiana senior all-stars took on a group from the rest of the United States in the almost annual event put on by Wrestling USA Magazine. The rankings suggested that Indiana would win two, maybe three matches; however, the Hoosier State senior came through with four victories.

Headlining the effort was four-time state placer Ty Mills from Brownsburg, who trailed No. 4 Malik Johnson (Christian Brothers College, Mo.) 4-0 entering the third period at 126 pounds. Mills chose the top position, and rode effectively for the first minute-plus before locking up a cradle and securing the pin at the 5:25 mark.

The other home school star was No. 3 Brayton Lee, who competed in the evening's last match - the featured match - at 152 pounds against No. 2 Jacori Teemer (Long Beach, N.Y.). The tightly contested bout was 4-4 at the end of regulation, with Lee securing the winning takedown early in overtime off a blast double.

However, as expected the United States team dominated the rest of the night, winning nine of the other eleven matches to secure a 31-16 victory. National No. 1 Travis Wittlake (Marshfield, Ore.) had the best performance for the United States; he earned a 17-1 technical fall at the 3:33 mark over Noah Warren (Perry Meridian), a three-time state placer and this year a state champion.

The other dominating performance of the program came from Indiana's national No. 1, Mason Parris (Lawrenceburg) at 220 pounds. Parris dominated No. 3 Brandon Whitman (Dundee, Mich.) - a North Carolina signee - to the tune of a comprehensive 16-4 major decision victory.

United States 31 Indiana 16
160: No. 6 Jared Franek (West Fargo N.D.) decision Jack Eiteljorge (Carmel) 5-2
170: No. 1 Travis Wittlake (Marshfield, Ore.) technical fall Noah Warren (Perry Meridian) 17-1, 3:33
182: No. 6 Jared Krattiger (Waterford, Wis.) decision Conner Graber (Northridge) 17-10
195: No. 4 Lucas Davison (Chesterton) decision Tanner Sloan (Alburnett, Iowa) 6-3
220: No. 1 Mason Parris (Lawrenceburg) major decision No. 3 Brandon Whitman (Dundee, Mich.) 16-4
285: No. 15 Jake Levengood (Vacaville, Calif.) decision Brandon Streck (Merrillville) 4-0
113: No. 9 Cevion Severado (Christian Brothers College, Mo.) decision Jose Diaz (Wheeler) 11-8
120: No. 7 Joey Meldendez (Montini Catholic, Ill.) major decision Colin Poynter (Portage) 10-2
126: Ty Mills (Bronwsburg) pin No. 4 Malik Johnson (Christian Brothers College, Mo.) 5:25
132: No. 3 Real Woods (Montini Catholic, Ill.) decision Blake Mullkey (Brownsburg) 7-1
138: No. 10 Cole Matthews (Reynolds, Pa.) decision Kris Rumph (Portage) 8-6
145: No. 9 (at 152) Alex Lloyd (Shakopee, Minn.) decision Christian Hunt (Yorktown) 8-5
152: No. 3 Brayton Lee (Brownsburg) decision No. 2 Jacori Teemer (Long Beach, N.Y.) 6-4, overtime


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