Madison’s wrestling team took to the mats for the annual Cub Classic on Saturday. Junior Jordan Partee stands Lawrenceburg’s Charlie Hill on his head (above) during the pair’s bout at 152 pounds. Mitchell Sandlin (below) won his 195-pound match against Lawrenceburg in quick fashion. Both Partee and Young won their respective weight classes and were crowned champions. (Staff photos by David Campbell)
Madison’s wrestling team took to the mats for the annual Cub Classic on Saturday. Junior Jordan Partee stands Lawrenceburg’s Charlie Hill on his head (above) during the pair’s bout at 152 pounds. Mitchell Sandlin (below) won his 195-pound match against Lawrenceburg in quick fashion. Both Partee and Young won their respective weight classes and were crowned champions. (Staff photos by David Campbell)
A winter storm couldn't keep Madison's wrestling team from competing but it did keep two teams from returning for day two of the Cub Classic Saturday at Salm Gym.

Madison finished the second day with a 3-2 record and went 5-5 overall for the Classic. The Cubs opened with a 42-24 loss to East Central then lost 45-30 to Jeffersonville, then received two 1-0 default wins over Louisville's Dupont Manual and Paoli before closing out the day with a 40-30 win over Lawrenceburg.

The Cubs crowned two individual Cub Classic champions in sophomore Chayce Young at 126 pounds and junior Jordan Partee at 152.

"Both these young men have really been great on the mat," Madison coach Tyson Skinner said.

In addition to Young and Partee, going undefeated on day two was Madison junior Mitchell Sandlin at 195 pounds. By virtue of moving up one weight class on day one and losing to Jared Boehm of Heritage Hills - the second-ranked 220-pounder in the state - Sandlin missed out on an individual title but gained respect from his coaches and team.

"Mitchell could of quite possibly beat the 195-pounder that won the title but he wanted a tougher challenge and moved up during that match," Skinner said. "That's the attitude we want from our kids."

Sophomores Trenton Dempler (120 pounds), Chris Tingle (132) and Tanner Young (160) as well as junior Evan Young (145) all finished the day with just one loss.

"I am proud of these guys. Everyone put in for this team effort," Skinner said. "A 5-5 record with the caliber of teams we had here today is a good achievement, especially when we spotted everyone 18 points and only one team beat us by more than that margin."

Madison sits at 10-14 on the season and will return to action Wednesday when the Cubs host cross-county rival Southwestern in the annual Battle for the Paddle. The match starts at 6 p.m. at Salm Gym.