Vikings' Abbott loses in OT in first round of state wrestling finals

Huntington North High School wrestler Zach Abbott's trip to the Indiana State Wrestling Finals lasted a little more than one regulation match, but not much more as he lost in overtime, 5-4 on Friday, Feb. 20.

Abbott, 36-1 entering the state finals, lost to Nick Hodges of Southmont, 5-4, in an extra session in their first round match at 189 pounds.

Hodges, a senior as is Abbott, entered the finals with a 28-2 record.