By Will Willems Sports Editor
Zionsville Times Sentinel
---- — It wasn't the ending that Zionsville seniors Jacob Aven and Christian Warner were looking for Friday, Feb. 21 at the IHSAA State Wrestling Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. At 195 pounds, Jacob Aven lost 5-3 to Kanez Omar of Fort Wayne Wayne and at 220 pounds, Christian Warner was pinned by Seth Meyer of West Lafayette Harrison, ending both of their seasons in the opening round of state. “Jacob’s match, that was probably the worst possible match we could draw into,” Zionsville head coach Bob Brennan said. “Watching his match from the semi-state, he was very good and he was a kid we didn’t expect to see until Saturday. That was just an unfortunate draw, but I thought Jacob wrestled well. He got in on the kid’s leg a couple of times, but his length and strength were just a little too much to finish on. I think that kind of affected Christian a little bit. In the first period, you could tell he was out of it a little bit and after watching Jacob lose, I think that got too him. He just didn’t wrestle well in the third period and got caught and put on his back. But it was a good year for both of them. You hate to see it end on a sour note like that, but it was a good year for both of them.” Aven was tied 0-0 after a period. Omar chose the down position and escaped to score the only point of the second frame. Aven chose down to start the third and got an escape to tie the match at 1. He got deep on a shot, but wasn’t able to finish, and Omar circled around to get the takedown himself to make it 3-1. Aven got another escape to make it 3-2, but Omar executed another takedown to seal the win. For more of this story, read the Feb. 26 edition of the Times Sentinel.