Rushville Republican

February 12, 2013

Garland advances to state finals

Aaron Kirchoff
Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Rushville senior Joe Garland used two pins at the New Castle Semistate to

punch his ticket to the IHSAA wrestling state finals. The state finals

will be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis with the first

round starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

Friday at the state finals, Garland (36-3) will take on Norman Oglesby

(38-4) from Ben Davis.

Garland reached the state with a 2:46 pin of Jordan Clay of Broad Ripple

in the semistate opening round. In the quarterfinals, Garland pinned

Zionsville’s Austin Brewer in 1:44 to earn the ticket to the state finals.

In the semifinals, Garland lost a close match 3-1 to Donte Winfield of

Perry Meridian. In the match for third place, Garland lost another close

match 4-3 to North Montgomery’s Dakota Ramey.

Rushville’s Garrett Hittle lost his opening round match 9-7 to Lawrence

North’s Joe Fowler.

Rushville’s Robbie Hadley lost his opening match 19-4 to Covington’s

Dalton Hardy.

Both Garland and Hadley also received academic honors. Garland was named

to the 2012-13 Wrestling Senior Academic All-State Team. Hadley was named

honorable mention to the 2012-13 Wrestling Senior Academic All-State Team.

Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222 ext. 114