Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

January 28, 2014

Pirate wrestlers win first EIAC crown in 28 years


Greensburg Daily News

Aurora — The Greensburg wrestling team returned to Decatur County Monday night with the biggest title it has achieved this season – EIAC team champion.

The Pirate grapplers were victorious in the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference tournament at South Dearborn.

According to head coach Matt Cochran, the championship is the first conference crown for the Pirates since 1986.

Winning individual championships for the Pirates were sophomore Brandon Butz, senior Blake Wood, and senior Drew Neisius. Junior Nathan Hayes was runner-up. Freshmen Dakota Ballard, Zack Bartosz, Damon Allen, and senior Colten Black finished third, while senior Joe Buening was fourth.

Next up for the Pirates is the Sectional tournament Saturday at Jennings County. Wrestling will begin at 9 a.m.