Jimmies News · Jimtown = 2019 Wrestling Semi-State Champs!!


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:

Landon Buchanan

Henry Gratzol

Keenan Perkins