And then there were three

BD wrestlers head downtown to compete at state

Ben Davis will be represented by three wrestlers at this weekend’s state finals in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Action begins at 6 p.m. Friday.

First round pairings for Ben Davis athletes include junior Norman Oglesby wrestling Oak Hill’s Own Perkins at heavyweight,  junior Kasha Wilder wrestling Kokomo senior Fletcher Miller at 220 pounds and sophomore James Pritchett wrestling Munster freshman Jason Crazy at 113 pounds.

Each wrestler sat down to discuss the state finals earlier this week. Oglesby has a 40-1 record while Wilder is 29-13 and Pritchett is 2711.

How does it feel to be wrestling in state?

Wilder: “It feels great I worked really hard all season coaches are behind me.”

Pritchett: “I think it feels great because everyone is watching. It just feels good.”

Oglesby:  “It feels good I don’t know what to say. I’m smarter this year I know how to get the job done.”

Are you nervous?

Wilder: “I’m actually a lot calmer than I thought I would.”

Pritchett:  “I’m nervous but at the same time I’m calm because I’m worried I won’t do as well because I’m a sophomore.”

Oglesby:  “I’m a little nervous but I know what it takes to win and just how to focus on winning the match.”

Is there anyone special coming to watch, and does that add any pressure?

Wilder: “My family is coming down to watch so I’m trying to make sure I don’t make a mistake.”

Pritchett: “My family is coming down to support me so that’s exciting. Everyone makes mistakes even the smallest could mess me up.”

Oglesby: “My family is coming but I don’t feel any pressure.”

Is there anyone you’re nervous/worried about?

Wilder: “You can’t really look over anybody in this tournament because they’re here for a reason.”

Pritchett:  “There is nobody I’m really worried about.  I’m just focused on how I will do.”

Oglesby: “I’m not really worried about anything. If you know what you’re doing you can beat anyone.”