Yorktown Tigers win 2A state duals title

Yorktown Tigers win 2A state duals title

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Yorktown Tigers win 2A state duals title

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Yorktown won all three of its matches Saturday to win the 2A division at the inaugural Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association State Duals Championships.

The Tigers first beat county rival Southside 49-24. Yorktown then disposed of Danville 37-26 and cruised past Evansville Memorial 54-21 for the championship.

Seven Tigers won all three of their matches and an eighth finished a perfect 2-0. One of those undefeated Tigers, Chandler Carroll, received the outstanding wrestler award for 2A.

Yorktown dominated the middle weight classes as Schuyler Phillips (120), Logan Campbell (126), Baysinger (132), Carroll (138), Ely Walker (145) and Dillon Jackson (152) each won all three of their matches. The Tigers finished a perfect 3-0 at 170, too, as Myron Howard-Anderson won his two matches and Hunter Hiestand completed the perfection.

Only Southside defending state champion Isaiah Bradley prevented the Tigers from sweeping seven consecutive weight classes. Bradley bumped up in weight class to 160 and beat Rhett Hiestand.

Sophomore Noah Little (220) rounded out the Yorktown champions, winning all three of his matches.

“Noah Little at 220 really had some fabulous matches today,” Yorktown coach Trent McCormick said. “He and Dillon Jackson, that’s something when as sophomores you can go undefeated in the upper weight classes.”

McCormick credited the efforts of all his wrestlers for the title. Some Tigers lost matches, but they saved points by losing by decisions instead of pins.

“The best analogy I can use is it’s like in football where it’s better to give up a field goal than a touchdown,” he said.

McCormick considered the inaugural IHSWCA State Duals Championships a smashing success, pointing out matches drew sizable crowds. The coaches organized the event after the IHSAA discontinued the team state duals tournament.

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