Wells noted his other two wrestlers have good opportunities to win their way to Fort Wayne as well.
Maconaquah takes seven wrestlers to Peru, led by sectional champ Chase Wilson (120).
Leading Eastern’s five-man contingent are sectional champs Ty Swisher (106) and Chris Travis (285). The competition at Peru features a lot of familiar faces, and both Swisher and Travis have faced and beaten their opening-round opponents. The regional is a step up in competition, but not a huge leap given how many familiar foes will be on hand at Peru.
“Quite frankly I don’t think it’s that [big a jump],” Jarrett said. “The week after that [the semistate], there’s no comparison. This one, they’ve wrestled half the kids there, so it’s really not that big a deal as far as moving up another level. It boils down to some breaks and it does boil down to the kid that’s worked the hardest and put in the most time.”
Taylor takes five wrestlers to the regional, led by Oak Hill 160-pound runner-up Logan Sarber. Northwestern has three wrestlers entered at Peru, highlighted by Luke Akers, who was the champ of a loaded 170-pound field at the Peru Sectional.