Two SHS wrestlers move on to semi-state


Ty Conatser

Senior Dameion Rutledge attempts to pin his opponent at the regional competition. Rutledge has moved on to the semi-state championship on Sat. Feb. 14.

Ty Conatser, Reporter

Senior Dameion Rutledge and sophomore Robert Clark have moved on to semi-state representing SHS, after placing second and third respectively in the regional tournament.

Clark won his first match against Triton Central by pin, then lost the second round to Warren Central 11-5. Clark beat Cardinal Ritter in the final for third place 10-8 to finish the tournament.

“It feels really good to move on to semi-state,” Clark said. “But (semi-state) isn’t what I trained for. I trained to win state. I’ve got to keep working hard this week, and see if we can get to state.”

Rutledge also won his first match against Beech Grove by pin before beating Warren Central in round two by a score of 2-0. Rutledge lost in the finals to Perry Meridian by a score of 9-4 placing him second.

Rutledge and Clark we’re two of SHS’s eight wrestlers who competed in the regional that advanced to Semi-state. The six who did not continue are sophomores Brett Wright, Shane Ping, Ricky Beikes, Tyler Rhoades and Steven Moore, and freshman Davis Chan.

Rutledge and Clark will compete this Sat., Feb. 14, at 9:00 AM at New Castle high school. They will be competing to advance to the state championship. This will be Rutledge’s second and final time competing in the semi-state championship and he says he is determined to make it to the state championship and win.