Two squads of wrestlers from Southern Indiana and Louisville clashed at Johnson Arena in the first-ever Battle of the Bridge, an All-Star showcase of Kentuckiana wrestling talent on Wednesday.
In the end, it was the Indiana A squad that took the meet. But all of the wrestlers at the event benefited by just taking part, because a bio of each participant will be sent to every college in the country, Team Jeff coach Danny Struck said.
“I hope this event continues to grow over the years,” Struck said. “ I hope it inspires wrestlers to be better, and attracts colleges to recruit kids from our area. I want it to foster a positive atmosphere between all Louisville metropolitan schools and kids. If we all strive to make each other better, in turn we will get better.”
The meet featured 15 state qualifiers from the Kentucky side — including three-time state champion John Fahy (H.M. @ 125) of Trinity and three other state runner ups — taking on the nine sectional champions and three state qualifiers from the Jeffersonville Sectional.