By KEVIN HARRIS
INDIANAPOLIS – Floyd Central junior Tristan Sellmer advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals in the IHSAA State Finals by winning his 138-pound opening-round match Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Sellmer (39-2) defeated Connersville junior Jacob Redd (29-11) in the first round by technical fall 19-2. Sellmer will face Portage junior Kris Rumph (34-4) in the quarterfinals Saturday morning. The semifinals will take place shortly after the quarterfinals Saturday, followed by the finals later that evening.
Highlander senior Bradley Philpot had his high school career come to an end in the first round of the 195-pound division. Philpot (35-5) fell by a 3-0 decision to Warren Central senior Tristen Tonte (37-1).
At 132 pounds, New Washington senior Noah Franklin suffered an opening-round loss to conclude his prep career. He lost by a 7-1 decision to Yorktown junior Christian Hunt (40-2). Franklin ended the season with a 40-5 record.