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Tournament guide: Quick look at Region 2 wrestling

February 8, 2019 | 12:02 am

Updated February 8, 2019 | 12:02 am

Illustration by The Owensboro Times

All four local wrestling teams will be in action today at the Region 2 tournament, a two-day event hosted at Taylor County.

Apollo, Daviess County, Owensboro and Trinity will be competing in a field of 14 total teams, and a handful of individuals are favorites to advance to next week’s state tournament.

Apollo’s team enters ranked No. 13 in the latest KentuckyWrestling.com rankings, and six individuals are in the top 25 of their respective weight classes. Trinity has two wrestlers in the top 25 of their class, and Owensboro has one. See below for the list of ranked individuals.

The top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance from the region tournament into the state tournament, and the fifth-place finisher will serve as an alternate.

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The 2019 State Wrestling Championships will be held on Feb. 15-16 at Alltech Arena inside the Kentucky Horse Park.

Region 2 teams
Apollo, Bardstown, Central Hardin, Daviess County, Fort Knox, John Hardin, LaRue County, Meade County, Nelson County, North Hardin, Owensboro, Taylor County, Thomas Nelson, Trinity

Local wrestlers in Top 25

Weight class Rank Name School
113 6 Joseph Morgan Apollo
120 1 Preston Mattingly Apollo
126 16 Noah Kirkman Owensboro
126 24 Samuel Ramirez Apollo
138 2 Jake Insko Apollo
152 18 Cameron Baker Apollo
170 9 Jack Fuller Apollo
195 24 Caleb Mills Trinity
285 15 Briar Roberts Trinity

February 8, 2019 | 12:02 am

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