11 county grapplers head to semi-state

HUNTERTOWN — Eleven Whitley County wrestlers cleared the second hurdle on the way to a possible individual wrestling state championship. Columbia City led the way, advancing six of its seven Carroll Regional qualifiers to next Saturday’s Fort Wayne Semi-State. Churubusco will have four wrestlers in semi-state competition, while Whitko advanced one wrestler.Columbia City took third as a team, being nudged out of second in the last bout of the day by Leo, the New Haven sectional champion. Carroll took first with 140 points, with Leo taking second at 92, and the Eagles placed third with 89.5. Leo brought 11 wrestlers into the regional as compared to the Eagles’ seven.Columbia City’s Tristin Anglin brought home the lone regional championship for a Whitley County wrestler by capturing first in the 182-pound weight class. Anglin scored a 13-5 first-round major decision over Leo’s Wally Grinager, and pinned Churubusco’s Brayden Shively at the 3:35 mark of the semifinals. In the finals, Anglin went up against Carroll’s Ryan Collins. To read the rest of this story, see the Feb. 7 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.