According to Indiana Mat, Goshen High School senior Fernando “Nando” Flores is ranked 9th in the state. He earned the Semi-State championship in the 106 lb. weight class in Ft. Wayne on Saturday, and he is headed to the state wrestling tournament in Indianapolis on Friday and Saturday, February 16 & 17.
Nando’s year by year wrestling record is: 9th 26-10, 10th 37-9, 11th 43-4, Career, 106-23.
Congratulations, Nando, and best of luck to you in the state tournament! The community of Goshen is behind you all the way!!
Below are details/information about the state wrestling tournament from the IHSAA website:
Dates: Feb. 16-17, 2018
Site: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis | Website
Security: All people as well as their bags, purses, and coolers (athletes only) entering Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be subject to a security inspection. A full list of prohibited items can be found in the Fieldhouse Fan Guide at the following link: http://www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com/arena-information/fan-guide/
Additionally, misconduct, mistreatment of Fieldhouse staff, or other prohibited behavior will be addressed promptly and violators are subject to ejection from the premises or arrest. The code of conduct is found in the Fan Guide again at the following link: http://www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com/arena-information/fan-guide/
Admission: $8 per session or $20 both days. Children 24 months old and younger admitted free of charge. Order Tickets
Television: Saturday’s state championship bouts in each weight class will air live on Fox Sports Indiana. Hosted by Mark Jaynes (play-by-play), Mike Goebel (analyst), Blake Maurer (analyst) and Greg Rakestraw (mat interviews).
Webstream: Friday’s first round and Saturday’s quarterfinals, semifinals and consolation matches may be viewed via live stream for a subscription fee at TrackWrestling.com. For Saturday night’s championship round, viewers outside of the Fox Sports Indiana coverage area, a live stream will be available at IHSAAtv.org. For those within the FSI coverage area, the stream will be available only on delayed basis following the conclusion of the telecast.
State Finals Pairings Show
The brackets in each weight class will be announced exclusively via IHSAAtv.org beginning at 4 pm ET / 3 pm CT on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Greg Rakestraw and Hall of Fame coach Mike Goebel will serve as hosts.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
First Round | 6 pm ET (Gates open at 4:30 pm ET)
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Quarterfinals | 9:30 am ET with semifinals to follow (Gates open at 8 am ET)
Consolations | 5 pm ET (Gates open at 4 pm ET)
Finals | 7:30 pm ET