IHSAA News Release

February 8, 2010


The Indiana High School Athletic Association has announced that due to the severe road conditions that prohibited some Randolph County wrestlers from attending the Jay County individual wrestling regional on Saturday, those student athletes will be afforded another opportunity to advance in the IHSAA individual wrestling tournament series.

“While we continue to support the decision to contest the Jay County regional on Saturday, it seems contrary to our purpose to exclude qualified participants through no fault of their own”, commented Assistant Commissioner Bobby Cox. “Extreme conditions sometimes require extreme measures and while I’m not 100% comfortable with this solution, it appears to be the best option for those student athletes in Randolph County and in the best interest of the tournament series.”

The Woodlan individual wrestling semi-state will be modified to include “pigtail” matches prior to the round of 16.  Those wrestlers that qualified to participate in the Jay County regional from the Delta and Jay County sectionals, but were unable to attend, will now be paired against semi state qualifiers from the Jay County individual regional.  The pigtail matches have been set and are listed below:

103              Gavin Cox, Winchester vs. Jacob Girod, Bellmont
103              Trevor Phenis, Randolph Southern vs. Benjamin Fiechter, Southern Wells
119              Angel Rascon, Winchester vs. Phillip Gerber, Bluffton
140              Kevin Dines, Winchester vs. T.J. Burnfield, South Adams
145              Zach Boyd, Winchester vs. Kyle King, Bluffton
152              Jordan Simmons, Winchester vs. Caleb Smith, Yorktown
160              Dylan Holcomb, Winchester vs. Trent Fuller, Blackford
171              Zach Anguiano, Union City vs. Anthony Stebing, Bellmont
171              Taylor Mock, Winchester vs. Ben Pfister, Bluffton
171              Steve Phillips, Randolph Southern vs. Nick Taylor, South Adams
189              Steven Thomas, Monroe Central vs. Kyle Garringer, Jay County
215              Andrew Chalfant, Winchester vs. Matt James, Jay County
215              Taylor Morris, Monroe Central vs. Andrew Bultemeier, Bellmont
285              Justin Hersberger, Winchester vs. Elijah Justice, Blackford

The Woodlan individual wrestling semi state will be held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne on Saturday, February 13, 2010 beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET.


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