By KEVIN HARRIS
INDIANAPOLIS – Floyd Central junior Tristan Sellmer finished fifth in the 138-pound weight class in the IHSAA State Finals on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Sellmer (41-3) started his day losing his quarterfinal match by a 3-1 decision to eventual state runner-up Kris Rumph from Portage. Sellmer bounced back in the consolation round by defeating Plymouth freshman Graham Calhoun by a 7-2 decision.
In the fifth-place match, Sellmer prevailed by an 8-3 decision over Avon sophomore Nathan Conley.
Sellmer began the state finals on a high note Friday. He qualified for Saturday’s quarterfinals by defeating Connersville junior Jacob Redd by technical foul 19-3.
Floyd Central senior Bradley Philpot and New Washington senior Noah Franklin each lost their opening-round matches Friday.