Middle School Wrestling captures their first state championship, the first for a private school in 15 years.
St. John’s Middle School Wrestling edged out Liberty Christian for the 2015 Middle School State Wrestling crown held at Carroll High School in Dallas. The Mavericks finished with 185 points followed by Liberty Christian at 178 and Utley with 176.
St. John’s did not win a match, but with 27 boys in the fold, the Mavericks had enough presence in the majority of the weight classes to capture their first ever state title, the first for a private school in 15 years.
Wesley Gow (126) ’19 and Matthew Kushwaha (162) ’19 finished second. Nate Kagan (89) ’19, Lucian Bennett-Brandt (132) ’19, and Michael Spedale (175) ’19 placed fourth. Jonah Pesikoff (80) ’19, and Jacob Tulek (175) ’19 were sixth.
“The boys focused all season on controlling the process,” said Head Coach JebLigums. “They ran to practice daily. They were neat and organized in our wrestling room. They worked tirelessly on their technique and individual game plans, and they were focused to be excellent with the aspects of the sport that were in their control.”
The Mavericks also won the City Championship earlier in the season.