— Dane Fuelling (@decbell1) December 30, 2016
(1-3-17) Bellmont Junior Braiden Shaw is this week’s SSN Wrestler of the Week. The Junior, wrestling at 285 lbs,. took third place this weekend in Mishawaka at the Al Smith Classic. Shaw won the third place match over the Cavemen’s Alex Faulkner in a 4-3 decision. With the win Shaw moved to 18-4 on the season.
The Junior is presently rated by Indiana Mat as the the #5 wrestler in the Ft. Wayne Semi-State and 13th in the State.
2016 Al Smith Classic Wrestling Invite
1st Place – Jessie Lawson of Carroll (Ft Wayne)
2nd Place – Brandon Streck of Merrillville
3rd Place – Braiden Shaw of Bellmont
4th Place – Alex Faulkner of Mishawaka
5th Place – Robert Samuels of Lawrence North
6th Place – Gio Murillo of Portage
7th Place – Nick Conner of Elkhart Central
8th Place – Erik Contreras of Goshen
1st Place Match
Jessie Lawson (Carroll (Ft Wayne)) 27-2, Sr. over Brandon Streck (Merrillville) 17-1, Jr. (Fall 3:54).
3rd Place Match
Braiden Shaw (Bellmont) 18-4, Jr. over Alex Faulkner (Mishawaka) 17-4, Jr. (Dec 4-3).
5th Place Match
Robert Samuels (Lawrence North) 23-4, Sr. over Gio Murillo (Portage) 13-8, Sr. (Dec 3-0).
7th Place Match
Nick Conner (Elkhart Central) 21-4, Jr. over Erik Contreras (Goshen) 21-4, Sr. (Fall 3:34).
285 Champ. Round 1 – Braiden Shaw (Bellmont) over Dillon Estepp (Warsaw Community) (Fall 1:12)
285 Quarterfinals – Robert Samuels (Lawrence North) over Braiden Shaw (Bellmont) (Dec 6-2)
285 Cons. Round 5 – Braiden Shaw (Bellmont) over Erik Contreras (Goshen) (Dec 7-5)
285 Cons. Semis – Braiden Shaw (Bellmont) over Gio Murillo (Portage) (Dec 3-2)