Wrestling 2015 Review
The Rebel wrestling team finished with a 12-10 record, and additionally, won first place in the Class AA division of the Spartan (Connersville) Classic, posted a 5-0 record at the New Castle Super Duals and registered a fifth-place finish in the Marion County Championship. In the postseason, the Rebels finished fourth in the sectional and regional and eighth in the semi-state.
The Rebels racked up several individual accolades and honors. Senior Connor James and junior Nick Ellis each qualified for the state finals, with Ellis finishing eighth at 132 pounds, despite finishing fourth in the regional and not anticipated to advance out of the semi-state. James captured county, sectional and regional titles at 182 pounds. He also won individual titles at the New Palestine Invite and the Spartan Classic. Ellis also was an individual winner at the New Palestine Invite and the Spartan Classic.
Ellis was named the team’s MVP, while freshman Paul Dewitt earned the team’s Mental Attitude Award. James was named Senior Academic All-State, as was Jake Mappes. Ellis and fellow juniors Michael Armbruster and Nate Eble were named Junior Academic All-State.
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