Dragons' Chad Red captures his second straight state title


Chad Red (second from left) enjoys photos from his championship match along with teammate David Johnson (left); his father, Chad; and Willie Bryan (right), a 2013 graduate and former teammate. Red's 92nd straight win gave him his second consecutive state title for New Palestine High School. (Tom Russp/Daily Reporter)

Chad Red (in stripes) tries to press his advantage over Forrest Glogouski in their state championship match. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

INDIANAPOLIS — In a display as impressive as it was expected, New Palestine’s Chad Red won his second straight wrestling state championship Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Red defeated Fairfield’s Forrest Glogouski, 6-2, in the 120-pound title bout after pinning his first three opponents at the 76th Annual IHSAA State Finals. The final victory was Red’s closest of the year; he pinned 38 of 44 opponents this season.

The No. 1-ranked sophomore improved to 92-0 in his career. Red went 48-0 to claim the 106-pound crown a year ago.

New Palestine nearly left Indy with two state titles. Brian Wagner (right) made it to the 195-pound championship before falling to Warren Central’s Katrell Moss by 3-2 decision.

The Dragons’ Alec White grabbed fourth place at 106 and heavyweight Tyler Beeson of Greenfield-Central finished sixth.

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