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Work to begin on Jennings County wrestling facility

(photo courtesy of Jennings County High School)

NORTH VERNON, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The Jennings County School Corp. will Thursday break ground on a more than $4.5 million addition to Jennings County High School. The 24,000-square-foot facility will be dedicated to the district’s wrestling program. 

The district says the addition will connect to the south side of the existing gym at the high school. The new facility will seat about 800 people and include two locker rooms, a large equipment storage area, and an office for the wrestling coach.

“This is a state-of-the-art facility that will allow the students who wrestle to experience ownership and pride,” Jennings County High School Wrestling Coach Howard Jones said in a news release. “The facility will benefit wrestlers from preschool through high school and offer more opportunities and access at all levels to our wrestling program and to our community.”

The addition was designed by architecture and engineering firm Woolpert through its offices in Indianapolis and Cincinnati. It will be built by North Vernon-based Harmon Construction.

The district says the facility is slated to be complete ahead of the 2020-2021 wrestling season.