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2017 New Castle Semi-State Preview

02/10/2017 | Dingo Brigade in Tournament Previews

New Castle 2017: New blood at the top

Another grind of a regular season in central Indiana is in the record books, and 224 state-hopefuls will compete for coveted Golden Tickets in the Trojan Horse Thunderdome that is Chrysler Arena. Last year's team champs, Warren Central, will almost certainly be dethroned by one of the following teams: Carmel, Cathedral or Perry Meridian, who brings a semistate-high 12 athletes to the mat on Saturday. That number is 12 and not 13 due to the gruesome injury sustained by returning state placer Sammy Fair. The Falcons are still loaded and, along with the Irish, have to be considered the front-runners. Three nationally ranked studs will lace 'em up on Saturday: 132 lb standout Breyden Bailey (Cathedral)--3X state semifinalist, 195 lb Tristen Tonte (Warren Central)--2X state runner-up and 3X state qualifier, and all-world 220 lb Mason Parris (Lawrenceburg)--defending state champ and twice a high state placer. Aside from these three big names, there are fewer state-ranked athletes than in recent years, but that doesn't mean that each weight isn't pretty loaded. With the team parity at this year's semistate, each match could potentially have championship ramifications.

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2017 East Chicago Semi-State Preview

02/10/2017 | Y2CJ41 in Tournament Previews

Chad Hollenbaugh IndianaMat Senior Writer Deep in the heart of Lake County lies East Chicago Central High School and their spectacular gymnasium. The second largest gym in the world will play host after debuting last year and doing an outstanding job....

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2017 Fort Wayne Semi-State Preview

02/09/2017 | Y2CJ41 in Tournament Previews

Here...we....GO! The Fort Wayne semi-state has been dominated by the Tigers of Yorktown High the past five years. Will it change this year? Could there be a new sheriff in town? Likely not, but if the Tigers falter there will be others waiting to take...

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Karl Komments on the State Finals

02/19/2016 | KarlHungus in Tournament Previews

106 - I have it on good authority that Indiana Mudflap is a fan of the lil’ guys on the mats. He says he will be eating some hot wings before invading Banker’s Life but I can guarantee he will be there for the fireworks on display as four, count ‘em,...

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Fort Wayne Semi State Preview

02/11/2016 | Y2CJ41 in Tournament Previews

Fort Wayne is quickly becoming the wrestling hub in Indiana and the War Memorial Coliseum plays host to three of the big events. This weekend the friendly confines will hold the all-important semi-state wrestling tournament. With that comes 56 golden t...

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East Chicago Semi-State - Karl's Komments

02/10/2016 | KarlHungus in Tournament Previews

A new era in the northwest part of the state will commence this Saturday at the John A. Baratto Athletic Center on the campus of East Chicago Central High School. After 40 plus years at Merrillville High School, the wrestling semi-state has changed ve...

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Evansville Semi-State Preview

02/09/2016 | Y2CJ41 in Tournament Previews

Welcome to TripleB’s annual Evansville Semi-State Wrestling Preview Spectacular!! Before we get into the good stuff, let’s cover what’s important: Ford Arena info, provided by Markio:Parking and general information about the arena can be found at ww...

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2015 Fort Wayne Semi-State Preview

02/12/2015 | Y2CJ41 in Tournament Previews

About every four years lucky ladies from around the state get to spend their Valentine’s Day nestled up in a warm gym watching some great wrestling. Gentlemen, be sure to get your cards and flowers early so you beat the lunch time rush to the nearest W...

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