INDIANAPOLIS (WFIE) - The Mater Dei Wrestling team is gearing up for state this weekend. They are really excited. The Wildcats have six guys ready to compete, and they were working hard.
The theme for the team this season was focus, and that is exactly what they are doing this week: focusing on the task at hand which is state.
This year, they have three freshmen, two sophomores, and one senior heading to Indy and really having that many competing for a state title is not an abnormal thing for Mater Dei.
They have built a standard for wrestling and a culture of success.
The first round of the state tournament begins this Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse with the Championships on Saturday.
Here is a list of all the local state pairings:
106 lbs: Cole Ross Mater Dei vs. David Pierson Warren Central
113 lbs: Blake Boarman Mater Dei vs. Dan Tolin Chesterton & Devin Casebolt Castle vs. Richard Hegedus Portage
132 lbs : Eli Dickens Mater Dei vs. Manzona Bryant Culver Academies
138 lbs : Matthew Lee Mater Dei vs. Brailen Harrington Indy North Central
145 lbs: Scott Fitts Mater Dei vs. Kasper McIntosh Portage
152 lbs: Robert Deters Castle vs. Xander Stroud Elkhart Central
160 lbs: Tucker Schank Southridge vs. Chandler Woenker Bishop Luers
182 lbs : Kiave Guerrier Central vs. Sam Gobeyn Zionsville & Brenden Moore South Spencer vs. Silas Allred Shenandoah
220 lbs Jake Sisk Pike Central vs. Mason Parris Lawrenceburg & Michael Boots Mater Dei vs. Jacob McClaine Lebanon