LAKEVILLE, IN. – On to the next step!
Corian Correll and Alex Steinke each finished third in their respective weight class during action Saturday Feb. 6, 2016, at the Crown Point Regional. With their finish, they advance to the Saturday Feb. 13, 2016, East Chicago Central Semi-State.
Action is set to begin at East Chicago Central Saturday at 10 am Eastern.
Correll, wrestling in the 195 pound weight class, won his first match of the day, a pin against Andrean. In match two, the senior lost to Hanover Central before a 7-2 victory over Crown Point qualified him for the Semi-State.
“It was a hard regional,” Correll said of the competition at Crown Point High School. “That Crown Point victory was one of the tougher one’s.
“I feel like I got a pretty draw,” he continued of the upcoming East Chicago Semi-State. “I start with Plymouth.”
Steinke, wrestling in the heavy weight division, pinned his first opponent from Lowell. In the second round he got pinned by his Kankakee Valley opponent, before pinning the man from Crown Point to advance to the next step.
“One of my goals was to get to Semi-State this year,” Stenike said of his preseason bucket list. “My first match on Saturday (at Semi-State) is against South Bend St. Joseph.
“I just want to take each match and keep wrestling.” the senior continued.
A victory in the first round Saturday at East Chicago Central would put Steinke opposite the #1-ranked wrestler in the state, and, according to Steinke, “He’s a big boy and #2 in the nation.”
Congratulations To Corian and Alex. Best of Luck Saturday!