INDIANAPOLIS – Several area wrestlers were tabbed among the many listed as Academic All-State by the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association.
Juniors Bryce Swihart of Triton, Jared Mikel of Tippecanoe Valley and Kyle Hatch of Warsaw were all named Junior Academic All-State while Valley senior Josh Back was tabbed Honorable Mention Academic All-State and Valley junior Dylan Warner was named Honorable Mention Academic All-State.
Mikel has earned a 4.41 GPA for the Vikings, Swihart was listed with a 4.06 GPA for the Trojans and Hatch a 3.78 GPA for the Tigers.
Honorable Mentions are listed to land within a range of 3.25-3.74 GPA, All-State is 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Hatch, per Warsaw head coach Justin Smith, is listed as only the third Warsaw wrestler to make the First Team Academic All State in the past 10 years. Other first team members from Warsaw include Spencer Gareiss (2015), Zac Erba (2011), Tom Lowe (2006), Tim Roe (1999) and Aaron Wilson (1992).
Over 60 area wrestlers made the IHSWCA lists, which can be found in full here.