Robinson, Blackburn State bound!
7 Delta wrestlers entered the New Haven Semi State at the Fort Wayne War Memorial Coliseum last Saturday morning.
113 Gage Cline, 120 John Robinson, 126 Payne Blackburn, 132 Dillon Tuttle, 160 Lucas Fox, 170
Josh Jones and HWT Evan Hill all had I high hopes on punching their ticket to the IHSAA State Finals held this week at Bankers Life Coliseum.
Delta wrestlers started out strong in the first round advancing 5 into the ticket round. Only eagle losses were 113 Gage Cline and Lucas Fox at 160.
More pressure came in the crucial 2nd round that would determine who would punch their ticket for the IHSAA State finals!
Dillon Tuttle, Josh Jones, and Even Hill all fought hard but could not overcome their opponents.
Seniors and previous state qualifiers 120 John Robinson and 126 Payne Blackburn were the only eagles to move on to the semi finals.
In the semi finals both ran into tough opponents Robinson drew Dominic Heath from Churubusco. John lost to the eventual semi state champ 8-3.
Blackburn had a similar fate taking on Dylan Stroud from Manchester and eventual semi state champ losing a tough fought battle 8-3.
Both moved on to the consolation round defeating their opponents and securing a respectable 3rd place Semi State finish.
Robinson and Blackburn move on to the IHSAA Wrestling State Finals held at Bankers Life Coliseum this Friday and Saturday!