Public invited to honor wrestling champ




GREENFIELD — Josh Farrell earned a state title. Now, he has his own day.

Greenfield-Central High School administrators announced Sunday evening that they would honor the newly crowned wrestling champion with Josh Farrell Day at the high school today (Monday). The public is invited to attend the event, which will be highlighted by a 30-minute convocation beginning at 2:55 p.m. in the main gymnasium.

Farrell, a senior, finished off a 48-0 season by beating Indianpolis Cathedral’s Vinny Corsaro 3-2 in the 152-pound championship match Saturday evening at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Farrell became only the second G-C wrestler in program history to claim a state title, joining Terry Edon, who pulled off the feat in 1979.

G-C officials hope to have Edon on hand today as one of several speakers to honor Farrell.

"It’s still kind of a work in progress at this point," G-C athletic director Kevin Horrigan said late Sunday night of the festivities. "But the public is invited to come join us. I know there’s a lot of people in the community who have been pulling for Josh, and this is a way to celebrate a tremendous young man."

G-C, unlike many schools, is in session today, which is President’s Day.

Farrell was joined as a Hancock County champ Saturday by New Palestine freshman CJ Red, who won the 106-pound title.

New Palestine is out of school today, but NP athletic director Al Cooper said Sunday that a video of Red’s state title match will be shown at the school Tuesday to help honor Red’s achievement. Red, like Farrell, was also the second wrestler in his program’s history to win a state title. Kyle Ulrey won a championship for NP in 2008.

For a full recap of Farrell’s and Red’s state finals run, including multople stories and pictures, look online later today or see Tuesday’s Daily Reporter.

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