It turns out the biggest problem for Andy Fischer and the crew of Southridge coaches that traveled to Indianapolis for the state wrestling finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse wasn’t grabbing a win, but bringing enough attire for a two-day stay.
Catch a glimpse of Jasper wrestler Dillon Hurst on the sidewalk in a set of street clothes and you may not be blown away. But spot him during the Wildcats’ practice looking like he was this week — sweat-covered, blood seeping from the bridge of his nose, eyes bulging — and you’ll think twice about overlooking the 106-pound sectional and regional champion.
After nearly six hours of wrestling, a gang of Jasper athletes were still grappling around the mats at Huntingburg Memorial Gym on Saturday. They weren’t ready to leave just yet. And who could blame them? They were still reveling in the afterglow of a familiar feeling: a sectional title.