Agnew claims all-state with eighth place finish at state mat finals

Huntington North senior Charlie Agnew claimed all-state wrestling honors with an eighth place finish Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Indiana State Wrestling Finals in Indianapolis.

Agnew, the New Haven semi-state champion at 195 pounds, earned the honor by winning his first match on Friday night to advance on. The top eight wrestlers in each weight class earned all-state designation.

Agnew defeated Grant Johnson, of New Prairie, 11-6.

Nick Wilham, of Greenwood Community, ended Agnew’s hopes for a state title by pinning the Viking senior at 2:43 in the quarterfinals.

Agnew then lost to Jack Hurley, of Penn, 9-5, and to Stewart Mossholder, of Oak Hill, by pin to wrap his season at 42-4.

The other three Huntington North wrestlers at state, sophomore Preston Teusch, junior Cody McCune and senior Christian Graft, all lost their first matches on Friday night.

Teusch, the New Haven semi-state champ at 113 pounds, lost to Jacob Simone, of Hamilton Southeastern, in overtime, 3-1. Teusch finished the season with a mark of 42-2.

McCune fell to Brock Ellis of Chesterton, 6-5, at 152 pounds and finished the season at 35-9.

Graft lost a major decision to Jacob Boite at 220, 9-1, to finish the season 28-13.