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Area wrestlers to compete in regional tourney


A dozen wrestlers from LaGrange County will be vying for regional titles and semi-state berths this Saturday at Goshen High School.

Westview and Prairie Heights will each send five grapplers to the annual individual regional tournament, which is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Representing the Warriors will be senior Brian Mullett (113 pounds), senior Tony Steglich (145), sophomore Kegan Watson (170), senior Taylor Warren (182) and junior Michael Yankosky (285).

Carrying the Panther banner into the regional will be sophomore Kyle Mockensturm (113), freshman Doug Levitz (126), senior Blake Swogger (160), senior Mike Gaetz (182) and freshman Kade Gerbers (220).

Rounding out the local contingent are junior Lukas Long (106) and senior T.J. Thompson (138), both from Lakeland.

The top four finishers in each of the 14 regional weight classes will advance to the IHSAA semi-state tournament scheduled to take place February 9 at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.