This past Saturday, January 28th the Switzerland County High School wrestling team competed in the Jennings County Sectional.
With a lack of wrestlers, the Pacers were still well represented, tallying one of the higher point totals for a Sectional meet with only five grapplers competing.
“There were some ups and downs on the day, but overall it was a successful day, one which we look on building on in the future,” head coach Kris Sandlin said.
Senior Keegan Ray (132-pounds) became the school’s first ever out-right Regional qualifier, by besting his seed and placing third overall. (There was a Regional qualifier in a past year, but advanced as an alternate, not obtaining one of the top four qualifying spots).
According to Coach Sandlin, another standout on the day was Senior Alex Powers (220-pounds). Alex came in unseeded and ended up a second alternate with a sixth place finish.
Also competing on the day but not placing were: Cody Wilson (182-pounds), Andrew Garland (195-pounds) and Brenon Smith (285-pounds).
Ray will now compete in the Jeffersonville Regional, and eyes a shot at a semistate berth.