This one was as hard-earned and as it was dramatic.
However it happened, the Cathedral Irish are Indiana state wrestling champions again.
Junior Elliott Rodgers and senior Jordan Slivka won individual state titles, and the Irish won the Indiana High School Athletic Association state team title over a competitive, tightly-bunched field at Bankers Life Field House in downtown Indianapolis on February 15-16.
“This year might even have topped last year,” Irish wrestling coach Sean McGinley said. “I didn’t know how we could to...
Congratulations to the Wrestling team on being named the IHSAA State Champions Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse! This marks back-to-back state titles for Head Coach Sean McGinley. Individual champions were Elliott Rodgers at 152 and Jordan Slivka at 160. Zeke Seltzer and Alex Mosconi took home second place finishes at 113 and 145, respectively. The team finished six points ahead of Avon to take home the gold.
The 81st Annual IHSAA Wrestling State Finals will be held this weekend, Feb. 15-16 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Five wrestlers will be competing in the state finals, including Zeke Seltzer, Lukasz Walendzak, Alex Mosconi, Jordan Slivka and Elliott Rodgers. Slivka is a returning 2018 State Champion, while Mosconi and Rodgers are returning 2018 State Runners-up.
Cathedral is one of 14 teams entering the finals which has won both the 2019 Sectionals and Regionals. Last season, Cathedral was crowned the 2018 IHSAA Team State Champion...
Hopes are high, and Sean McGinley is fine with that.
Cathedral High School wrestling is accustomed to expectations, and McGinley said it’s OK that they are high – very high – entering the 2018-2019 season.
That’s Irish wrestling’s standard these days. And McGinley said the Irish welcome the chance to live up to that standard.
“The guys that are coming back – these guys have had multiple years of success,” McGinley, in his 19 th season as the Irish’s wrestling coach, said recently. “The ...
Time and again, they did what they needed to do.
As a result, the Cathedral High School Irish are Indiana state wrestling champions for a second time in five seasons.
The Irish – one of Indiana’s deepest and strongest teams throughout the 2017-2018 season – turned that depth and strength into a postseason run that ended with a victory in the 2018 Indiana High School Athletic Association State Meet at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on February 17.
“The only way we thought we could win was a total team effort,&rd...