“I knew [Fresh] was a big strong kid, liked to ride legs,” Athey said. “It’s a kid I lost to earlier in the year … I just had to get it back just for revenge.”
SC’s Cam Werner (138), Steven Dahl (152) and Pat Quinn (285) join Bradford and Athey as state qualifiers.
Colby Unkart join Kirby as Winters Mill’s qualified grapplers, while FSK’s Wyatte Johns (220) earns a trip to states after posting a third-place finish – pinning Poolesville’s Jacob Zeranski two minutes and 58 seconds into the consolation final.
To round things out, Ryan Ohler (113), Jacob Gaskin (132), McClain Butler (170) and Noah Weinclawski (182) advance.
In 4A-3A West competition, Manchester Valley boasts six wrestlers heading to states – Adam Mattson (2nd), Heathe Hernandez (4th), Chad Schaffer (4th), Thomas Chenoweth (3rd), Grant Warner (4th) and Connor Livingston (4th).