Rushville Republican

December 21, 2012

Lions wrestlers ease to win on Senior Night

Aaron Kirchoff
Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — The Lion wrestling team honored seven seniors (Cole Maggard, Cory Judd, Zach Barton, Eli Olson, Doug Cohee, Robbie Hadley and Joe Garland) Tuesday night before its match with Cambridge City Lincoln. The Lions then celebrated a 70-12 victory over the Golden Eagles.

Cambridge City Lincoln had just four wrestlers on the night. Receiving forfeits for the Lions were Zach Roszell, Cole Maggard, Tim Edwards, Cory Judd, Blake Wood, Doug Cohee, Jakob Lambert, Garrett Hittle, Grant McLaughlin and Robbie Hadley.

In the 285 match, Rushville’s Joe Garland pinned Austin Shank in 5:14. At 113, Trey Newton-Gossett fell to Jesse Newton in 1:38. At 145, Rushville’s Zach Barton defeated Austin Linville 14-0. At 152, Gus Rihm earned a pin of Eli Olson in 4:18.

The Lions (12-5) travel to the Greenwood Invitational on Dec. 29. Wrestling starts at 9 a.m.