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Quartet of wrestlers in Elite Eight
February 16, 2013Hancock County Sports
Four local wrestlers advanced to the final eight in their respective weight classes from Friday's opening round at the IHSAA State Finals.
Two -- New Palestine's C.J. Red and Greenfield-Central's Josh Farrell -- remained perfect and to 45-0 on the year.
At 106, Red pinned Farifield's Blake Glogouski in 4:52 to win his opening-round match. Red will face Penn's Drew Hildebrandt (40-10) in Saturday's second-round contest.
At 138, New Palestine's Gordon Wagner fell 13-3 to Indian Creek's Tyler Hupp (40-1). Wagner finishes the year 39-8.
At 145, NP's Robbie Elsea moved on in dramatic fashion, taking down East Noble's Tyler Hausholder in OT to win 5-3. Elsea (40-5) faces Mishawaka's Tony Macri (43-1) in the round of eight Saturday morning.
At 152, Farrell stayed perfect with yet another tech fall -- this one by a 22-7 score over Portage's Daniel Roach. Farrell meets Huntington North's Sebastian Eckart (34-6) in Saturday's second round.
At 182, NP's Brian Wagner moved on with a 5-2 victory over Adams Central's Benjamin Pfister. Wagner is now 39-5 on the year. Wagner will meet Bloomington South's Dakota Thacker (42-3) in the quarterfinals.