The 81st Annual IHSAA Wrestling State Finals Recap

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The 81st Annual IHSAA Wrestling State Finals
Feb. 15-16, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis

Top 10 Teams
1. Indianapolis Cathedral 78
2. Avon 72
T3. Brownsburg 65
T3. Evansville Mater Dei 65
5. Columbus East 61
6. Roncalli 53
7. Portage 41.5
8. Culver Academies 39.5
9. Perry Meridian 39
10. Jimtown 36

State Championship Match Results
106: Brennen Cernus (9) Culver Academies (38-2) def. Alexzander Cottey (10) Perry Meridian (41-1) dec. 6-0.
113: Jacob Moran (12) Portage (37-1) def. Zeke Seltzer (9) Indianapolis Cathedral (42-2) dec. 3-0.
120: Brayden Littell (11) Center Grove (44-0) def. Blake Boarman (10) Evansville Memorial (40-2) dec. 9-3.
126: Jesse Mendez (9) Crown Point (42-0) def. Raymond Rioux (11) Avon (42-4) dec. 6-0.
132: Asa Garcia (12) Avon (46-1) def. Alec Viduya (11) Roncalli (41-2) Fall 1:23.
138: Cayden Rooks (12) Columbus East (43-1) def. Braxton Alexander (12) Wawasee (38-2) dec. 9-2.
145: Matthew Lee (11) Evansville Mater Dei (41-0) def. Alex Mosconi (12) Indianapolis Cathedral (42-4) dec. 5-2.
152: Elliott Rodgers (11) Indianapolis Cathedral (41-4) def. Cooper Noehre (11) Greenfield-Central (41-4) Sudden Victory-1 9-7.
160: Jordan Slivka (12) Indianapolis Cathedral (36-3) def. Donnell Washington, Jr. (12) Portage (37-2) dec. 12-7.
170: Nick South (12) Columbus East (44-0) def. Clayton Fielden (11) Garrett (40-4) major dec. 11-0.
182: Carson Brewer (12) Avon (42-0) def. Andrew Donahue (9) Culver Academies (39-3) dec. 6-2.
195: Silas Allred (11) Shenandoah (35-0) def. Nick Willham (12) Greenwood Community (36-3) major dec. 11-2.
220: Arthur (AJ) Fowler (12) Calumet (43-2) def. Lawson Aiken (12) Brownsburg (34-5) Fall 5:48.
285: Dorian Keys (11) Brownsburg (39-4) def. Alex Cartwright (12) LaVille (32-1) dec. 3-2.

Hunter Watts of Jimtown wins Ward E. Brown Mental Attitude Award
Senior Hunter Watts of Jimtown High School was recognized following the state finals by the IHSAA Executive Committee as this year’s winner of the Mental Attitude Award, named in honor of Ward E. Brown.

Watts was a place-winner all four years of high school topped by last year’s 120 pound state championship. He finished as the runner-up at 113 in 2017, sixth at 106 in 2016 and capped his career today with a third place finish at 126. Watts has received several awards during his tenure at Jimtown including three-time Most Valuable Wrestler for his team, the Elkhart Kiwanis Student Athlete of the Winter 2018, and the Northern Indiana Conference MVP for 2018-2019.

Hunter has worked with the Jimtown Wrestling Club over the last four years in the off-season, serving as a coach, referee and mentor to hundreds of kids in the community.

Academically, Watts is 12th in his class of 147 students with a 4.04 GPA. He has received Academic All-Conference honors from the Northern Indiana Conference, as well as receiving Academic All-State honors twice from the IHSWCA.

Watts is the son of Jason and Rachel Watts of Elkhart, Indiana. After graduating from Jimtown, he will attend Central Michigan University and pursue a degree in Engineering or Business. Watts will wrestle for the Chippewas next year.

Each year the IHSAA Executive Committee selects a senior who was nominated by his principal and coach and was determined to have best demonstrated mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability. Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the proud corporate partner of the IHSAA, presented $1,000 to Jimtown High School’s general scholarship fund in the name of Hunter Watts. The award is named in honor of the IHSAA’s fourth commissioner who served from 1969-76.

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