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Fighting Irish News · Irish Wrestlers Dominate Semi-State

Congratulations to Coach Sean McGinley and the Cathedral Fighting Irish wrestlers for winning the New Castle Semi-State on Saturday in dominating fashion.  The Irish scored 192.5 points to easily finish ahead of 2nd place Perry Meridian’s 113.

Cathedral advanced a school record 10 wrestlers to the State Championship round at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Individual Semi-State Champions:  Logan Bailey, Alex Mosconi, Zach Melloh, Elliott Rodgers, and Jacob Obst.

Additional State Advancers:  Caleb Oliver, Lukasz Walendzak, Andrew Wilson, Jordan Slivka, and Anthony Mosconi.

Results from New Castle are linked here:  Semi-State Wrestling Results

The IHSAA State Championship is at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday and Saturday.

Dates: Feb. 16-17, 2018

Site: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis | Website

Security: All people as well as their bags, purses, and coolers (athletes only) entering Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be subject to a security inspection. A full list of prohibited items can be found in the Fieldhouse Fan Guide at the following link:
Additionally, misconduct, mistreatment of Fieldhouse staff, or other prohibited behavior will be addressed promptly and violators are subject to ejection from the premises or arrest. The code of conduct is found in the Fan Guide again at the following link: 

Admission: $8 per session or $20 both days. Children 24 months old and younger admitted free of charge. Order Tickets

Television: Saturday’s state championship bouts in each weight class will air live on Fox Sports Indiana. Hosted by Mark Jaynes (play-by-play), Mike Goebel (analyst), Blake Maurer (analyst) and Greg Rakestraw (mat interviews).

Webstream: Friday’s first round and Saturday’s quarterfinals, semifinals and consolation matches may be viewed via live stream for a subscription fee at For Saturday night’s championship round, viewers outside of the Fox Sports Indiana coverage area, a live stream will be available at For those within the FSI coverage area, the stream will be available only on delayed basis following the conclusion of the telecast.

State Finals Pairings Show
The brackets in each weight class will be announced exclusively via beginning at 4 pm ET / 3 pm CT on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Greg Rakestraw and Hall of Fame coach Mike Goebel will serve as hosts.

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
First Round | 6 pm ET (Gates open at 4:30 pm ET)

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Quarterfinals | 9:30 am ET with semifinals to follow (Gates open at 8 am ET)
Consolations | 5 pm ET (Gates open at 4 pm ET)
Finals | 7:30 pm ET