Wrestling – 2019 SCHSL AAA State Champions – defeated Gilbert on Saturday. February 9th 44-12 to win the 1st ILHS Wrestling State Championship and the 1st Male State Championship ever in the 91 years of ILHS.
ILHS won 11 of the 14 weight divisions, with Erick Neil (285), Max Yegge (106) and Grant Witherspoon (145) each posting a pin. Witherspoon’s pin secured the State Championship for ILHS.
Teddy Yarborough (132) and Drakeford (170) each notched a major decision.
Jamison Murphy (195), Raul Neil (220), Austin Ross (113), Solomon Cortez (120), Weston Nguyen (126) and Xavier Dreese (152) each had a decision
On the way to the State Championship, the wrestlers defeated Woodruff 41-19 in the 2nd Round. Defeated West Oak 35-31 at West Oak in the 3rd Round and defeated Crescent 37-29 in the Upper State Finals.
Also in Wrestling the following were a JV State Champion, a Runner-up or Qualifier.
Clint Creech – JV State Champion
Drew Endres – JV State Runner up
Jordan Crosen – JV State Qualifier
Jordan Overstreet – JV State Qualifier
The following are results from the Region 4 Individual Wrestling Tournament and athletes will be advancing to the Individual Qualifiers this weekend at Powdersville HS this weekend:
Region Champions Runner Up Region 4 Wrestler of the Year
Max Yegge Erik Neil Solomon Cortez
Solomon Cortez 3rd place Finishers Region 4 Coach of the Year
Weston Nguyen Terrell Ottinger Leon Boulware
Teddy Yarborough Reid Hayden
Foster Lambert Austin Ross
Grant Witherspoon 4th Place Finishers
Foster Lambert Will Portee
Xavier Dreese Raul Neil