The Jimtown Jimmies rode the backs of 3 individual semi-state champions to collect the school’s first EVER IHSAA Semi-State Championship.
The Fort Wayne Semi-State was held today at the Fort Wayne War Memorial Coliseum. Jimtown entered the day with 6 wrestlers who had advanced from the Goshen Regional.
At the end of the day, Jimtown advanced 3 wrestlers to next weekend’s IHSAA State Championships at Banker’s Life Field house in downtown Indianapolis. All 3 of these wrestlers were crowned as Semi-state champs. The other 3 wrestlers fought hard, but did not advance to the state finals. The points accrued by Jimtown for the 3 champions were just enough team points to advance Jimtown to the State Semi-State Championship.
Jimtown barely missed out on both a sectional and regional championship as the other schools in these tournaments had higher finishes in some of the lower placed matches, which ended up being the difference. In the semi-state, championships are the name of the game. Jimtown had 3 which was more than any other school at the semi-state.
The 3 top-finishers for Jimtown were:
Hunter Watts: 126 pound semi-state champ
Matt Gimson: 132 pound semi-state champ
Connor Gimson 138 pound semi-state champ
Also representing Jimtown at today’s semi-state where: