Congratulations Regional Wrestlers!
For the first time in school history, Lutheran had three wrestlers compete in Regionals. All three wrestlers advanced to Semi-State after hard-fought battles.
Sophomore Hayden Filipovich pinned his opponent and won the Regional Title outright for his weight class.
Junior Dante Akins had a pin and ended up placing 4th in his weight class, earning him a chance to compete at Semi-State.
Junior Logan Beard won his match by points and also came in 4th place in his weight class, earning him a chance to compete at Semi-State.
Since wrestling is not a classed sport, these boys competed against schools that are literally 20x's the size of LHS and came out on top! We are so proud of their efforts and commitment to excellence!
Semi-State will take place in New Castle, IN on Saturday 2/9/2019. Prayers for strength, health, and perseverance for are lifted for each of these competitors. GO SAINTS!
The mission of Lutheran High School of Indianapolis is to prepare young adults for Christian life while providing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment. We continue this mission through our wrestling program. Life can be tough. Wrestling is tougher! Wrestlers learn life lessons on how to embrace challenge, find courage, be accountable, and work hard towards individual and team goals. We prepare our wrestlers to tackle any challenge that comes their way and help them to grow from successes and failures. The truth of wrestling is: once you wrestle, the rest in life may seem easy. And, athletes of any size can be GIANTS!
Our head wrestling coach, Greg Hughes, was a state ranked and state qualifying wrestler in Illinois. He graduated from a 6A high school in the Chicago-land area with a deep wrestling tradition that celebrates the success of several individual state champions as well as multiple state placing teams in the 80s-90s. Coach Hughes was captain of a team that won second in state in Illinois in 1992 dual team competition, defeating a nationally ranked team along the way.
Lutheran High School’s wrestling program offers unique opportunities. The team is a small family unit that supports each other’s growth and development. Our wrestlers benefit from greater levels of one-one instruction, mentoring and varsity wrestling opportunities than most other programs in Indiana.
Please contact Coach Hughes [Click Here] if you have any questions about the program.