Wrestling: Indians set for ‘Tussle on the Turf’ – Sports – ThisWeek Community News


Jarrett Francis devotes much of his winter to competing for the Canal Winchester High School wrestling team, but during the summer, paychecks come first.

The incoming junior is focused on his job at Village Wines and Bistro in downtown Canal Winchester, although he will make an exception Friday, June 23, when the wrestling program plays host to the second annual Tussle on the Turf event at Mike Locke Stadium.

Matches take place simultaneously on four mats beginning at 6:30 p.m. The dual-style tournament is expected to conclude after 10 p.m.

Ten club teams are scheduled to participate.

“It (the draw is) definitely the spotlight,” said Francis, who wrestled at 120 pounds as a freshman and 140 as a sophomore. “The best part is competing out under the lights in the big stadium out there on the turf. It’s not like…



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