Royals at Wrestling State: Reece Luhmann

Mitchell Brooks

Senior Reece Luhman faced off against Center Grove’s Junior Riley Rust in the first round of the IHSAA State Championship on Friday, Feb. 21. The match started out slow, as there were no points awarded to either competitor in period one. Just seven seconds into period two, Rust earned one point for an escape on Luhmann, giving him the first lead of the match. Ninety seconds later, Rust scored another two points for a takedown on Luhmann, giving him the 3-0 lead. Luhmann did not go away, though. In period three, Luhmann was given one point for an escape on Rust to cut the lead to two. It seemed to be too little too late for Luhmann, as Rust polished off the match with a takedown with four seconds left, winning 5-1. Luhmann finished his senior season with 38 wins and 7 losses.