State Duals Runner-up

Maverick Middle School Wrestlers find their way to the podium at the State Duals.
St. John’s Middle School Wrestling put up a marathon effort to reach the finals of the State Dual meet hosted by Allen on Saturday, January 19 in Dallas, Texas. After defeating All Saints 47-24, St. John’s advanced to take on Allen, the number one seed out of the Dallas region. A string of pins by Chase Gray ’19, Ryan Tiras ’18, Evan Hammerman ’18, Layo Laniyan’18, Matthew Mercado ’18, and Peter Chen ’18, gave the Mavericks enough momentum for a 39-37 win to advance to the semi-finals. The Mavericks then took out Lovejoy to reach the finals against West Briar.
Like the class of 2013, St. John’s reached the finals and fell short to a strong West Briar bunch. The Mavericks finished as the top private school in the meet.