Sean McGinley was proud of this team. Really proud.
Cathedral High School wrestling in 2022-2023 qualified six wrestlers for the Indiana High School Athletic Association State Tournament while also winning team championships in the first three rounds of the postseason.
That made for another successful season for one of the most-tradition-rich high school wrestling programs in Central Indiana.
“They fought all the way until the end,” McGinley, the Irish’s longtime wrestling coach, said. “They were a team you wanted at your...
This may be a different kind of season for Cathedral High School wrestling.
The Irish, perennial state-title contenders, enter 2022-2023 without their usual level of experience – and therefore with different expectations than usual. But they have front-line talent – and the potential for a memorable season.
“It’s a new experience for us, but as a team I like where we’re at,” Irish wrestling coach Sean McGinley said.
The Irish, state champions in 2014 and 2018-2020, finished fifth in 2022. They won the 2022 Cit...
Sean McGinley likes what he sees so far this season.
McGinley, Cathedral High School’s wrestling coach, likes the Irish’s talent in 2021-2022. He likes their potential. He likes how the senior leadership is leading and performing.
He also likes how the team is developing, and he might like that best of all.
“We’re getting better every week,” McGinley said.
McGinley, in his 22nd season as the Irish’s wrestling coach, said that development could serve the Irish well during a season in which the state is loade...
The season happened, and Irish wrestling took full advantage of the opportunity.
That meant an impressive performance at the state meet – despite difficult circumstances and plenty of obstacles – and Cathedral High School wrestling coach Sean McGinley said that made the 2020-2021 season memorable.
“We were fortunate to have a season, and that made it a successful season,” McGinley said.
Junior Zeke Seltzer won a second state title in as many years, and five other Irish wrestlers turned in strong performances for a fifth-p...
The potential is there, as usual.
And while that’s pretty much all that’s normal about this season, Cathedral High School wrestling coach Sean McGinley said he feels good about the perennially strong program entering 2020-2021.
The Irish – who have won the last three Indiana High School Athletic Association state titles – yet again have a strong team that can compete in the postseason. But McGinley said the key for the Irish – and for every wrestling team in Indiana – may be navigating the season through winter m...
They focused on the present. Always.
Because they did, and largely because of a memorable Saturday morning, the 2019-2020 Cathedral High School wrestling team made history.
Sophomore Zeke Seltzer and senior Holden Parsons won individual state titles, and clutch performances by multiple wrestlers helped the Irish win the 2020 Indiana High School Athletic Association State Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on February 22, 2020.
It was the Irish’s third consecutive state title and fourth in six years, and Irish coach Sean McGinley said fo...
The Irish Wrestling team won their 3rd straight state championship by scoring 102 points overall. Zeke Selter (120) and Holden Parson (285) won individual state championships as well! Eight Irish wrestlers advanced to the state meet with three advancing to the championship match.
The Irish ran away with the team competition defeating second place Crown Point by 8.5 points. Third place Evansville Mater Dei finished with 85 points.
This is the 3rd straight title for Cathedral and fourth overall (2019, 2018, 2014).
The Irish wrestling team won the New Castle semi-state and advanced eight wrestlers to the state championship meet! The Irish scored 150 points while second place Warren Central had 94.5.
The state finals will be held at Bankers Life Field House on Friday and Saturday (February 21-22). More info and match times can be found on the IHSAA Wrestling website.
Irish Wrestlers Who Advanced to the State Finals:
They’re deep and they’re strong.
As longtime Cathedral High School wrestling coach Sean McGinley will tell you, that guarantees nothing. But it gives the Irish a chance for another special season.
“We have some guys who have grown tremendously, and who have gotten better throughout the year,” McGinley said recently.
The Irish, a perennial state power that has won three Indiana High School Athletic Association state titles in the past six seasons, are positioned for postseason success again in 2019-20. McGinley called this...
Congratulations to the Irish wrestling team on winning the Team State Duals Championship!
The Irish won by a final score of 33-22.
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...
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...