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Six East wrestlers advance at state

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Six East wrestlers advance at state

The referee raises the arm of East's Dawson Combest, who defeated Beech Grove's Bailey Moore in a 5-3 decision at 138 pounds.

The referee raises the arm of East's Dawson Combest, who defeated Beech Grove's Bailey Moore in a 5-3 decision at 138 pounds.

Erik Cardoso

The referee raises the arm of East's Dawson Combest, who defeated Beech Grove's Bailey Moore in a 5-3 decision at 138 pounds.

Erik Cardoso

Erik Cardoso

The referee raises the arm of East's Dawson Combest, who defeated Beech Grove's Bailey Moore in a 5-3 decision at 138 pounds.

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Columbus East wrestling continued its impressive postseason run with six Olympians winning their first round matchups at the IHSAA State Finals on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Here is how the East winners advanced:

  • 126: Cayden Rooks (43-1) opened East’s night with a 16-1 technical fall over Crown Point’s Kaellin Kelly.
  • 132: Graham Rooks (45-0) followed up his brother’s win with a 15-4 victory against Harrison’s Cody Betourne.
  • 138: Dawson Combest (43-2) advanced with a 5-3 decision against Beech Grove’s Bailey Moore.
  • 145: Jake Schoenegge (40-5) cruised into Saturday with an 18-3 tech fall against Attica’s Jorden Douglass.
  • 152: Corban Pollitt (33-8) scored an escape and a late takedown to overcome Yorktown’s Eric Hiestand, who had won a semistate championship a week earlier.
  • 160: Nick South (45-1) shut out Fort Wayne Carroll’s Ethan Hicks in a 12-0 major decision.

Two East wrestlers ended their 2018 seasons with decision losses on Friday night. Andy Davidson suffered a 3-0 loss to Greenfield-Central’s Bradley Lowe at 170, and 220-pounder Jacob Bolte fell 9-2 to Elwood’s Kyle Cornwell.

The victorious East wrestlers will continue their state finals journey in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 9 a.m.

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One Response to “Six East wrestlers advance at state”

  1. Susan Lucas on February 17th, 2018 9:28 am

    These young men have made not only their parents proud but their school, their community and most importantly themselves. In today’s society it is becoming harder and harder to find teenagers with the moral fiber that these men have. I believe that the school athletics program has a lot to do with it. But mostly their home life and their wonderful family values they have been raised with. I am certain all of these young men are going to continue on to be contributing members to society. And we can thank their good up brings and scholastic experience for it.

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