STRAUGHN — Before Saturday’s Tri Wrestling Sectional, Eastern Hancock senior Josh Ramage told his coach he wasn’t messing around with his opponents.
Ramage was true to his word, pinning both opponents on the way to the 220-pound sectional title and leading seven Royals wrestlers on to regional Saturday at Richmond.
“I don’t like to push things to three-round matches especially in a tournament like this,” Ramage said. “There is no sense in staying out there longer than you have to.”
With only five wrestlers in the weight class, Ramage had a four-hour wait after the wrestling started at 9 a.m. before he took the mat. When he did, Ramage pinned Knightstown’s Tyler Jackson in 33 seconds. He had nearly another four-hour wait before taking on Cameron Deloney of Centerville in the championship match. After watching four of his teammates lose their title matches, Ramage said he felt no pressure to win.
Instead, he dominated his opponent before pinning him at the 1:05 mark of the second period.