Our Mishawaka Cavemen dominated the NIC Championships held at the historic Cave. The Cavemen were wrestling in their final Northern Indiana Conference Tournament because starting this Fall, MHS will be in the Northern Lakes Conference. Steve Sandefer was named the NIC Coach of the Year. He was excited after winning the team’s first NIC title in 10 years. “It’s really cool. Everybody did their part. We got a ton of falls which pushed us to the front of the pack early on and everybody finished the day strong.”
Senior Joe Walker was one of 7 Cavemen who went undefeated for Mishawaka. Walker was named the Northern Indiana Conference Most Valuable Wrestler.
Champions for the Cavemen were Xavier Chavez, Brodie Fogarty, Brendon Mark, Cody Timmerman, Joe Walker, Jacob LaPlace and JT Thomas.
Team Standings were: 1. Mishawaka 310 2. Penn 221.5 3. Jimtown 212.5 4. Riley 200.5 5. New Prairie 177 6. Elkhart Central 7. John Glenn 8. South Bend Clay 9. St. Joseph’s 10. South Bend Adams 11. South Bend Washington 12. Bremen 13. Marian
Up next for the Cavemen, Senior Night at MHS Thursday January 23rd at 7 pm vs SB Riley. Then Sectionals at Mishawaka February 1st. Regionals are February 8th, Semi-State February 15th, and the State Finals are February 21st and 22nd in Indy.