He’s a warrior, a tactician and a student of his craft. But most of all, Matt Inman is a champion.
It is a title that the Annville-Cleona junior has earned through hard work, and one that no one will ever be able to take away from him.
On Saturday at Garden Spot High School, Inman garnered the 113-pound weight class championship at the annual Lancaster-Lebanon League Wrestling Tournament. Inman got the job done with a 6-3 victory over Solanco’s Jackson Hughton in the final.
A pair of opening-period take-downs propelled Inman to a 4-2 lead in the title bout, and ultimately they proved to be decisive. With 16 seconds remaining in the second period, Inman scored another take-down to pad his lead to 6-3.
Inman had reached the 113-pound final with a 6-4, semifinal triumph over Mason Casey of Garden Spot on Saturday morning of the two-day event. Inman opened his tournament by decking Elizabethtown’s Skyler Nagel in 1:03 on Friday, then outscored Austin Brass of Ephrata 13-7.
– Jeff Falk