Four of his pins came in 09, 32, 45 and 31 seconds and a fifth in 4:29.
Stewart, who wrestled at Urbana last season, made the Knights’ deep wrestling room even deeper this season.
“They’re hard workers. They get after it every single day,” Stewart said of his teammates. “It was very welcoming. It felt like home. It was a good feeling the team and atmosphere gave off.”
Also at the Clash, Kenton Ridge claimed three individual championships. Freshman Dustin Bradam won at 106, sophomore Brady Walter took the 138 title and senior Hayden Cochran scored the victory at 220.
Clark County coaches voted Walter the wrestler of the meet following his five victories. Walter pinned four of his opponents and scored a 20-1 technical fall for the other. He won his championship match with a pin in 16 seconds.
“Surprise. Surprise and happy when I heard it,” Walter said. “I wasn’t sure who was going to get it. My coaches obviously put my name in, but I didn’t necessarily expect to get it.
“It feels good. I just have to keep working. But it does feel good to be a Clark County champ.”
Three schools grabbed solo titles. Shawnee freshman Brandon Day won at 113, Southeastern sophomore Connar Mitchell earned the title at 126 and Northwestern senior Evan Hager was the champ at 195.
Hager’s 6-2 decision over Greenon junior Ashton Simison in the title match was Hager’s the 100th career victory.
Simison was one of four Knights to finish second along with freshman Shane Small (113), senior Evan Fagan (126) and freshman Roman DeBolt (220). Freshman Brent Captain (106) finished third.
“As a whole I’m definitely proud of the team,” Greenon coach Tyler Westlund said. “We have alumni on our staff so (winning the Clash) means something to them, also. We train pretty hard to show we’re the best team in Clark County and I think we finally showed that today.”
“Coach, he’s pushed us to the limit,” Benson said. “We’ve had practices where I would say some of us were at our breaking point. But he makes sure we go past that. He wants us to make sure we always get better in the room. We go out with the mindset no one can beat us. If they do, then they wrestled a better match than us. We always go out to wrestle our hardest.”
Clark County Clash
1. Greenon 262.5 2. Shawnee 125.0 3. Kenton Ridge 123.0 4. Northwestern 94.5 5. Springfield 73.0 6. Northeastern 45.5 7. Southeastern 44.0 8. Catholic Central 7.0