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Lion wresters compete in Paul Logan Invitational

Jan. 8—INDIANAPOLIS The Rushville wrestlers traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the Paul Logan Invitational at North Central High School. Logan was an RCHS graduate and Athletic Director at North Central.

"It is such an honor to be invited to such a strong competition. In true Paul spirit, we stepped up bravely to take on three 6A schools and two 4A schools," Coach Tush said. "We started off the day beating North Central 39-34, but fell short of team victory the rest of the day. This meet is a true record killer for our team, but is worth it in the long run."

After knocking off the host Panthers 39-34, Rushville fell to Hamilton Southwestern, Westfield, Lebanon and East Central.

"This is how we prepare for the tournament season. Our goals are set high, and we must wrestle semistate and state level competition to know where we stand and see where we need to improve," Coach Tush added. "Wrestling is not a class sport. We compete against much larger schools in our sectional, regional and semistate. If we are going to send some wrestlers to state, we have to get used to wrestling at the state level."

"I am very proud of our wrestlers, and several earned wins on the day. Blake Hunt won four of his five matches while Kian Nash, Denver Campbell, and Elijah Biggs all racked up two wins," Coach Tush said.

Rushville hosts Franklin County Tuesday for Senior Night. Wrestling is set to start at 9 p.m.

Lions results106: Briggs Tackett NC L 5-2, HSE L 4-0, Westfield L Pin, Lebanon L 14-4, EC W Pin

113: Blake Hunt NC W Pin, HSE L 12-2, Westfield W 13-8, Lebanon W 15-0, EC W Forfeit

120: Zakk Reed NC W Pin, HSE L Pin, Westfield L Pin, Lebanon L Pin, EC L Pin

126: Kyle Jacobs NC L 17-1, HSE L Pin, Westfield L Pin, Lebanon W 4-3, EC L Pin

132: Kian Nash NC W Pin, HSE L 28-2, Westfield L Pin, Lebanon W 10-3, EC L Pin

138: Ryder Hatton NC L 17-2, HSE L 14-2, Westfield L Pin, Lebanon L 16-1

138: Giovanni Norvell EC L Pin

144: Ty Ellis NC L Pin, HSE L Pin, Westfield L Pin, Lebanon L Pin, EC L Pin

150: Parker Smiley NC L Pin, HSE L Pin, Westfield L Pin

150: Lee Kaylor Lebanon W Pin, EC L Pin

157: Denver Campbell NC W 5-4, HSE L Pin, Westfield L Pin, Lebanon W Pin, EC L Pin

165: Elijah Biggs NC W Pin, HSE L Pin, Westfield L Pin, Lebanon W 5-3, EC L Pin

175: Sam Pavey NC L Pin, HSE L 12-2, Westfield L 12-2, Lebanon L 5-3, EC W Pin

190: Kaleb Amos NC W Pin, HSE L Pin, Westfield L Pin, Lebanon L Pin, EC L Pin

215: Trey Newman NC W Pin, HSE L Pin, Westfield L Pin, Lebanon L Pin, EC L Pin

285: Dominick Evans NC L 4-2, HSE L Pin, Westfield L Pin, Lebanon L Pin

285: Elijah Bates EC L Pin