10,458 rabid wrestling fans packed Gainbridge Fieldhouse Friday as the IHSAA held its annual wrestling finals and Crown Point flexed their collective muscles to show that they are the best team in the state, winning nine of 11 Friday matches to take a big lead over the rest of the field.
Locally, county wrestlers met tough opponents and won just one match, but Bellmont’s Duke Myers will represent Adams County at 170 pounds as the lone medalist.
Myers began his match against Jett Goldsberry of Hamilton Heights with a fireman’s carry reminiscent of Will Sheets’ trip to the State Finals years ago, tossing Goldsberry to his back for a two-count before the Heritage Hills wrestler could belly out.
After Goldsberry got his escape, he looked to challenge Myers with his upper-body strength, looking for a bout-winning throw.
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