Cougars send two wrestlers to Semi State

Two New Prairie wrestlers will hit the mat this weekend at the East Chicago Semi State after advancing out of the Crown Point Regional.

The top four place winners in each weight class at Semi State will advance to the State Finals.

Brayden Ruiz finished third at 120 pounds and Grant Johnson finished fourth at 182 pounds to represent the Cougars.

Ruiz and Johnson were among 11 New Prairie grapplers who advanced out of the LaPorte Sectional to the regional.

SECTIONAL RESULTS Along with Leighton Rodriguez at 285 pounds, both Ruiz and Johnson finished second in their respective weight classes at the sectional competition.

Other regional qualifiers were: Tristan Balmer (fourth place at 106 pounds), Braden Hall (fourth at 113), Jon Sipes (fourth at 126), Jake Pinter (third at 145), Daniel Tyler (fourth at 152), Ben Margraf (fourth at 160), Luke Lenig (fourth at 195), and Kodi Schweizer (fourth at 220).

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