Koontz places 5th at IHSAA state finals

By Noah White, junior


Senior Gabe KoontzSenior Gabe Koontz placed 5th in the state championship for wrestling on February 21st at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Koontz finished off his senior year with a record of 46-2 and had an overall record of 151-26 throughout all four years of his high school wrestling career. Koontz will continue his wrestling career next year as a freshman at Indiana University.

Q: How does it feel to go to the state championship?

A: It’s definitely a great experience but it was a little nerve-wracking. I like a big stage to perform on so it was fun.

Q: What has been so special about your senior year?

A: The fact that I was built up to be good all year, I think I did I well. The good thing about my senior year, even though it’s over, is that I still have a future in wrestling.

Q: What was it like to be in the moment of being one step closer to a state title?

A: In the moment it was a little nerve-wracking but it was still pretty awesome just to be there.

Q: How high were the emotions during your journey to the state championship?

A: They were pretty high. It was a little frustrating but it took a lot of hard work, but looking back at it I wish I had another shot.


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