Three wrestlers compete in state tournaments


Fernando Zarate

This is sophomore Sarah Zimmerman’s second time placing second in the KSHSAA Championship.

Kansas State High Schools Activities Association (KSHSAA) girls and boys state championship tournaments took Feb. 25 and Feb. 26, respectively.

Three Indian wrestlers competed in the championship tournaments, placing in the top six.

Girls 109-lbs.

Second place – sophomore Sarah Zimmerman

Quarterfinal Zimmerman 27-5 won by fall over Kaitlyn Morris (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 23-11 (Fall 3:23)

Semifinal Zimmerman 27-5 won by fall over Olivia O`Donnell (Basehor-Linwood) 24-2 (Fall 5:52)

First-Place Match – Dialeen French (Wichita-North) 31-5 won by decision over Zimmerman 27-5 (Dec 8-5)

5A 126-lbs.

Fourth place – freshman Harley Zimmerman

Quarterfinal Zimmerman 20-7 won by decision over Kyle Adams (Topeka-Seaman) 14-3 (Dec 10-8)

Semifinal Hayden Mills (Overland Park-Blue Valley Southwest) 38-1 won by major decision over Zimmerman 20-7 (MD 22-11)

Cons. Semi Zimmerman 20-7 won by decision over Angel Miranda (Lenexa-St. James Academy) 20-11 (Dec 8-1)

Third-Place Match Clayton Bowers (Maize) 19-6 won by decision over Zimmerman 20-7 (Dec 3-2)

5A 220-lbs.

Sixth place – junior Gavin Meyers

Quarterfinal Meyers (Inj. Def) 24-3 won by fall over Gabe Cornett (Kansas City-Turner) 26-7 (Fall 1:08)

Semifinal – Caiden Casella (Shawnee-Mill Valley) 20-1 won in sudden victory – 1 over Meyers (Inj. Def) 24-3 (SV-1 3-1)

Cons. Semi – Dylan Ward (Lansing) 20-1 won by decision over Meyers (Inj. Def) 24-3 (Dec 4-1)

Fifth-Place Match – Garrett Peery (Tecumseh-Shawnee Heights) 36-8 won by injury default over Meyers (Inj. Def) 24-3 (Inj. 0:00)