LHS’ Mason Parris Is Undefeated Going To State Finals; SD, Franklin Co. Also Sending Wrestlers

Posted On February 12, 2018

By Mike Perleberg

Lawrenceburg High School senior Mason Parris once again rose to the top of the podium at the IHSAA Wrestling State Tournament Semi-State Meet at New Castle High School on Saturday, February 10. Photo by LHS Wrestling.

(New Castle, Ind.) – The tougher the competition, the better Mason Parris appears to get.

The Lawrenceburg High School senior captured his fourth IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament Semi-State championship on Saturday. He plowed through the 220-pound weight class bracket at New Castle High School, ending four matches in a total time of 5 minutes, 10 seconds.

In the championship round against Elwood’s Kyle Conwell (45-2), Parris won by a pinfall at 1:14.

Parris, now with a 43-0 record in his senior season and a 148-match win streak, will try for a third consecutive state championship at the IHSAA Wrestling State Finals. Competition at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis begins with the first round matches on Friday, February 16 and the remaining rounds on Saturday, February 17.

Parris’ first round opponent will be Pike Central senior Jacob Sisk (38-5).

More than 30 local wrestlers made it to the semi-state of the IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament at New Castle. At the end of the day Saturday, there were four advancing to the state finals – Parris included. Wrestlers had to claim fourth place or better to advance.

Franklin County had two grapplers clinch state finals berths. 152-pound Stevie Browning (35-5) came in fourth in his weight class. Fellow Wildcat senior Michael Bohman (44-5) was fourth in the 195 pound bracket.

South Dearborn, which won a team regional championship a week earlier, will be represented at state by Bryer Hall. The freshman at 46-2 came in second place in the 126 pounds division.

Semi-state results and the IHSAA Wrestling State Finals brackets can be found at http://www.ihsaa.org/dnn/Sports/Boys/Wrestling/2017-18/StateTournament/tabid/2090/Default.aspx.