What if Southridge senior Jack Michel had stopped wrestling? There would be no sectional or regional titles or a semistate runner-up finish. Most of all, there would be no state finals appearance with teammate Tucker Schank.
It had been 20 years since Southridge featured a pair of state finalist wrestlers, but Jack Michel and Tucker Schank made it happen with their top-four finishes in Saturday’s semistate at the Ford Center in Evansville.
The verdict is in and, frankly, it wasn’t very close. Who would you rather wrestle? Southridge 195-pound wrestler Jack Michel, or a bear? Granted it’s a small sample size, but the bear eats this vote 2-0.
When Southridge’s wrestling team blew through the PAC Duals in December winning eight head-to-head matches against each other team in the conference, the Raiders showed they were the top dog in the dual-meet format.