Pummel’s 1st trip to state results in a 7th-place finish

 

COLUMBUS — Hayden Pummel left the Division III state wrestling tournament pleased, but not satisfied.

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Indian Lake’s Hayden Pummel stands on the podium after receiving his seventh-place medal Saturday at the Division III state meet. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)


The Indian Lake sophomore placed seventh here Saturday during his first trip to the Jerome Schottenstein Center.

 

Winning a state title was the ultimate goal for Pummel, but coming away with a spot on the podium on his first attempt is something he can live with, for now.

“It doesn’t feel bad to get seventh, but it’s not what I wanted,” said Pummel. “I’m still glad I was able to come here and place, though.”

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