Mobley wraps up stellar career!
Batesville High School has always prided itself on the traditions of its various sports programs throughout the years and wrestling is no exception. On top of that proud wrestling tradition now also stands a grappler who will go down as one of the very best in school history.
Josh Mobley’s high school accomplishments on the mat have been covered over his four year career but his senior season this past winter put an exclamation mark on his accolades. Finishing the year with an overall record of 36-5, Mobley became Batesville’s first individual sectional and regional champion in wrestling since 2015 en route to a quarterfinal appearance at the IHSAA Semi-State in New Castle. The championships paired with a regular season Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference title, also a first in several years for the program.
For his efforts, Mobley was recently named Batesville’s Most Valuable Wrestler for the fourth-straight year, five years if you include an MVP at the middle school level. His name also is etched into the program’s record books as his senior year comes to a close, having set the career and single-season takedown records and climbing up to No. 2 on the career wins list.
Mobley was also awarded season awards for most pins and most takedowns. The pins award is his third-straight and the takedowns award is his fourth-consecutive.
Batesville was successful throughout the entire course of the wrestling season, seeing several individuals put together successful campaigns. Alongside Mobley, both Alex Murphy and Chase Hamilton earned semistate bids.