By Mike Deak
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association announced its choices for the 2020-21 Academic All-State picks for the wrestling season.
A total of 516 wrestlers were noted on the lists for senior and juniors. First Team All-State were given to those who have a 3.75 GPA or higher, and Honorable Mention All-State for those carrying at least a 3.25-3.74 GPA.
Three local programs had wrestlers highlighted. Warsaw had senior Kevin Fouts named First Team and classmate Jacob Linky named Honorable Mention.
Tippecanoe Valley had juniors Brandon Hammer and Drake Montelongo both named First Team and classmates Joel Cisneros and Branson McBrier named Honorable Mention.
NorthWood senior Blake Herr was named First Team, Panther seniors Hunter Lechlitner and Joas Miller along with junior Trey Tobias all were Honorable Mention Academic All-State.
Listed below are the choices per area school for its selections for the list. Included are both juniors and seniors, First Team and Honorable Mention.
Churubusco – Nick Nondorf, Zander Hord
Columbia City – Ian Clifford, Alton Mullinax, Jarrett Forrester
Culver Academy – Sam Suppes, Tristian Meister, Eli Pack
East Noble – Jacob Graden, Garner Owens, Elijah Hanson, Aidan Sprague, Jalen Belhumeur, Keegan Malott, Hayley Kline
Elkhart – Markus Vanderzwagg, Jacob Sommer, Makai Mitchell, Anthony Escobedo
Fairfield – Ryan Keller, Joseph Senn
Goshen – Eddy Flores, Alberto Sanchez
Jimtown – Tyler Borders, Aaron DeLaLuz-Mancilla, Landon Buchanan, Noah Eberhart
John Glenn – Waylon Auer
LaVille – James Bettcher
Maconaquah – Drake Guyer, Cory Bockover, Colin Deckard, Colton Meyers, Mason Taylor, Crystal Bunch
Manchester – Gavin Mize, Trescott Duffy, Elijah Burlingame
Mishawaka – Garrett Sandefur, Andrew Sinkovics, Justice Binder, Skylar Kempf, Keagan Mabie
Northridge – Logan Hooley, Andrew Lockwood, Jasper Graber, Ibrahim Khaoucha, Justin Puckett
NorthWood – Blake Herr, Hunter Lechlitner, Joas Miller, Trey Tobias
Penn – Darren Begley, James Smith, Matteo Vargo
Peru – Sam Malikowski, Alex Legg, Kayden Gee, Conner Shaffer, Chase Seifert
Prairie Heights – Sam Levitz, Hunter Yoder, Luke Severe
Rochester – Noah Swango, Wade Shafer
South Bend Riley – Dawd Saleh, Simeon Norton, Ryan Burns
South Bend Clay – Max Szucs
Southwood – Isaac King
Tippecanoe Valley – Brandon Hammer, Drake Montelongo, Joel Cisneros, Branson McBrier
Wabash – Kiersten O’Neill
Warsaw – Kevin Fouts, Jacob Linky
West Noble – Jose Mata, Peter Bradley, Landon Roy
Westview – Douglas Calvillo, Keegan Kohlhelm
Winamac – Brendan Day, Shaun Pratt, Caleb Good, Tyler Perry