The Warsaw Wrestling team took another big step forward at the Plymouth Sectional.
The Tigers advanced 8 of 12 wrestlers to next weekend’s Penn Regional on their way to a third place finish.
Warsaw put 4 wrestlers in the finals and had Jose Grimmett bring home the championship at 152 pounds. Grimmett battled his way to the top spot with a pair of tight matches and a 3-0 record for the day.
Warsaw’s other finalists and second place finishers were Jose Martinez at 113, Jacob Bass at 145, and Brandon Estepp at 160.
Martinez was a winner by tech-fall in the semis to advance to the finals.
Bass picked up a first-period pin in his first match, then won by major decision in the semis.
Estepp also was a winner by pin in the first round, then knocked off the top seed in the semis.
Andrew Ross finished in third place at 120 pounds.
Ross went 3-1 on the day with two tough wins by decision in the opening and placement matches, with a pin in the conso-semis.
Isaiah Owens at 126, Brock Hogenson at 132, and Brock Hueber at 195 rounded out the qualifiers for Warsaw with fourth place finishes.
Owens battled back from a first-round loss to make it through. His path to placement included a forfeit and a major decision in the consolation semis.
Hogenson followed a similar path to fourth with wins by forfeit and major decision in the consolations.
Hueber started the day with win by pin before losing in the semifinals. He then won by pin in the conso semis to advance through.
Each of the the Tigers’ remaining wrestlers: Austin Brown at 138, Jayton Brock at 170, Angel Mendez at 182, and Griffin Reed at 285; brought home fifth place and won their last matches by pin to pick up valuable team points.