Centerville Wrestling was in full display last weekend as the Bulldogs went to work at the Wayne County Tournament and Indiana Team State Duals.
The Bulldogs walked away from the 7 matches with a 6-1 record, a Wayne County Tournament crown, and a 3rd place finish in the team state tournament.
On Friday, Centerville got the job done winning the Wayne County Tourney. Centerville defeated Lincoln, Northeastern, and Hagerstown in their path to a Wayne County crown.
Centerville’s individual winners include: 106 Kyle Sheard, 113 Bryson Hale, 120 Conner Frazier, 132 O’Shea Phillips, 138 Graham Butler, 145 Devin Frazier, 152 Aiden Hoelscher, 160 Leo Calderon, 170 Luke Tinkle, 182 Deshaun Whichard, and 195 Johnny Snyder.
Centerville then turned around on Saturday for a long early morning bus ride. Centerville was set to start the day with a somewhat familiar in Cowan. The Blackhawks and Bulldogs went to battle but it was Centerville prevailing 46-23.
Centerville then set face with a heavy favorite in the IHSWCA Team State Duals in North Posey. This was a true test for the Bulldogs team who was looking to continue making statements. After an early Centerville lead, North Posey looked poised for a comeback but it was big match wins from Oshea Phillips, Graham Butler, and Devin Frazier who sealed the deal for the Bulldogs in a 37-27 win.
Centerville found their way to the final four where they were set to take on another tough task in Tell City. Centerville did not back down. Some great wrestling all around as some guys fought and did not take pins to help keep the Bulldogs alive. The Seniors winning keeping them in the fight until the final match. Calderon, Tinkle, Collins, and Frazier all claiming wins. Luke Cannarella had a chance to win it for the Bulldogs if he could get them a pin. However, Cannarella could not achieve the pin he did pick up a huge 7-1 decision win. Tell City defeated Centerville 36-34. (Tell City the eventual State Champ)
Centerville fell to the third place matchup where they squared off against Prairie Heights. It was a contested matchup but it was Centerville who prevailed after some big wins from Hale, Nocton, Frazier, Cannarella, Collins, Butler, Tinkle, and Calderon. Centerville escaped with a 39-36 win and third place finish.
Sebastian Collins (4-0)
Luke Tinkle (4-0)
Leo Calderon (4-0)
Luke Cannarella (4-0)
Devin Frazier (3-1)
Graham Butler (3-1)
Nathan Westover (3-1)
Connor Frazier (2-2)
Oshea Phillips (2-2)
Johnny Snyder (2-2)