Two Culver Military Academy wrestlers have qualified for the state finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The tournament begins at 6 p.m. Friday and resumes 9 a.m. Saturday.
Manzona Bryant ’20 (photo above) won the 132-pound weight class at the East Chicago semi-state, running his record to a perfect 36-0. He won the title with a 14-2 major decision over Geremia Brooks of Wawasee. He advanced with three pins in the preliminary rounds.
Adam Davis ’18 advanced after finishing as the runner-up in the 138-pound class. He lost the championship match to Kris Rumph of Portage, 19-6. He won his first match by decision, won his second by pin, and his third by decision. He record is now 38-2.
Bryant will face Eli Dickens of Evansville Mater Dei in his first match Friday. Davis will wrestle Austin Moore of Central Noble. This is the second trip to the state finals for both wrestlers. Bryant finished sixth last season. Davis advanced to the state as a sophomore at 120 pounds.
The top four finishers in each weight class advance to the state tournament.
CMA advanced a total of six wrestlers to the semi-state. The results for the other four were:
- Elijah Pack ’21 lost in the first round at 145 pounds, finishing the season with a 32-9 record.
- Aaron Brooke ’18 lost in the first round at 152, finishing at 29-4 for the season.
- Jacob Trefren ’19 won his first match by pin at 170 pounds, then lost by technical fall in the second round. He finished with a 33-5 record.
- Michael Boland ’18 dropped a 9-4 decision in the second round at 180 pounds. He won his first match by a 10-4 decision. Boland finished the season at 23-3.
CGA swimmers finish season
The CGA swim and dive team finished its season at the state finals at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis. The team had entries in three swimming events. Diver Isabelle Ahlenius ’20 finished her season at the Mishawaka diving regional, where she placed 13th.
The 400 freestyle relay team of Autumn Baumgartner ’21, Cecilia Miller ’18, Avery Bolden ’19, Elizabeth Tice ’19 finished 28th with a time of 3 minutes, 43.65 seconds. Bolden replaced Kylie Dehner ’20, who became sick before the meet.
Baumgartner also finished 20th in the 100 freestyle with a time of 52.56 and 30th in the backstroke with 1:00.56.
The team finished the regular season undefeated. It is the first time that has occurred since 1992.