John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union
---- — Shelbyville High School wrestling is always looking to compete. A week ago they went to the PORTA Summer Duals and went 4-1 in team competition.
The Rams took 13 wrestlers, minus standouts Wyatt Fox and Garrett Brachbill. The crew had a combined individual record of 34-29 on the day.
“The boys wrestled very well and this was a great oppurtunity for us to get some off-season matches against some tough competition,” said Ram coach Greg Harkins. “We spent all off-season adding a new offensive take down series. We used this time to work on it and they did fantastic with it. We are looking forward to the winter.”
Jared Finley went 5-0, while Adam Hudson and Lucas Duckett both went 4-1. Zach Stirrett, Ben Houska, Matt Tinsman, Jarred Hicks, Elliott Smithson, and Zac Isaacs all went 3-2, while Andrew Mudgette was 2-1.
Some members of the Rams will combine with PORTA and wrestle at duals in Indiana. A contingent of Rams will also comepet at the Midwest Nationals in July. The Rams have already held wrestling camp this summer.
Shelbyville lost to Taylorville; def. Wilmington; def. Sherrard; def.Quincy; def. PORTA
Individual results: Stirrett 3-2; Peterson 1-4; Houska 3-2; Starwalt 0-5; Finley 5-0; Hudson 4-1; Duckett 4-1; Applegate 0-5; Tinsman 3-2; Hicks 3-2; Smithson 3-2; Mudgette 2-1; Isaacs 3-2