Wrestlers Walk to State Ahead of Competition

Eagles wrestlers participated in the school’s traditional Walk to State on Thursday, March 8. The team doubled the number of state qualifiers this year with four students and one alternate qualifying for the tournament.

“This is the most successful team I can remember,” said assistant coach Paul Marshall ‘86. “To win as many points and win as many tournaments as they did is surreal.”

Qualifying for the state tournament were:

  • Isaiah Wortham '20 - 126lbs
  • Micah Marshall '18 - 145lbs
  • David Frederick '21 - 152lbs
  • Hunter Johns '19 - 182lbs
  • Thomas McGraw '18 - 132lb (alternate)

This marked the return to the state competition for Marshall and Wortham.

“This time around I have a mission and something to do,” Wortham said.

“Getting the opportunity to go to state twice is pretty special,” Marshall added. “This second time will really allow me to kick it into gear.”

Frederick and Johns are participating in the state tournament for the first time.

“This is the best team I’ve been a part of,” Frederick said.

Johns agreed, “Doubling the number of wrestlers going to state shows how strong of a team we are.”

“The kids have practiced for this moment and hats off to them for this moment,” Marshall reflected. “Every goal that was set for them was achieved, and now they’re at the new summit.”

Posted March 8, 2018