Jimtown Jimmies wrestler finish in 3rd place at the Northern Indiana Conference tournament held at Mishawaka High School. The Jimmies placed 8 wrestlers into the semi finals to make push for the tournament crown with Penn and Mishawaka also battling for the top spot. 106 Hunter Funderburk would drop a 4-2 Decision to Sean Johnson of Elkhart central to send him to the wrestleback round. 120 Hunter Watts continued his dominance in the semi finals racking up 19 points and scoring a technical fall over Vince Sparrow of Penn in 2:24. Senior captain Hunter Whitman picked up a fall over Joseph Zahl of South Bend Adams in 2:43 to send him to the finals. Junior twins Matt and Conner Gimson both picked up falls to earn themselves a spot in the finals, Matt defeated Keegan Underwood of SB Riley in :40 and Conner took just 2:12 seconds to pin Brandon Becker of John Glenn. The three remaining semi finalists would drop their matches, 145 Jacob Werts would lose 19-3 to Jeffry Harper of Penn, 160 Tyler Norment lost a tough 9-5 decision to Austin Lesniak of New Prairie, and 220 Roy Thomas would lose by Fall to Casey Cohnery of SB St. Joseph.
Three Jimtown wrestlers brought home individual NIC crowns starting with #1 State Ranked Hunter Watts winning by Technical Fall 24-9 over Brayden Ruiz of New Prairie. Hunter Whitman would lose to a tough opponent in Tanner Demein from Penn to finish Runner up at 126. #8 State ranked Matt Gimson picked up his third win by fall on the day pinning Gabe Weeks of Mishawka in the 2nd period. #10 State Ranked Conner Gimson would defeat familiar foe Preston Risner of Penn 3-0.
Jimtown ended the day with with 10 total place winners and scored 184 team points. In addition to our finalists other place winners on the day were:
106 Hunter Funderburk (Sophomore) 5th
113 Tyler Dorrier(Freshman) 6th
145 Jacob Werts (Sophomore) 3rd
160 Tyler Norment (Junior) 5th
220 Roy Thomas (Junior) 5th
285 Keenan Perkins (Junior) 6th
Jimtown will be back in action this Thursday to take on Elkhart Central in the 2nd Annual “Rage on the Stage” in the Jimtown Auditorium. Come out and support the Jimmies for senior night and their last home meet of the season.