Feb. 12 -- Over the weekend, the Varsity Wrestling team finished up its season in the State Championships in Macon. The team had a historic state tournament bringing home 5 medals -- more than the last 3 years combined. Three Patriots placed 3rd -- Karlos Nadal (12), Cam Johnson (9), and Noah Swift (11) -- David Bertrand (9) placed 4th, and Conner Spence (12) placed 5th.
In addition, the team finished on the podium with a 6th place finish in all of Class A. The only private school to place ahead of it was Darlington.
Overall, the team had a great showing at State and a great season. Here are a few milestones that were achieved during the season:
- Five wrestlers with 40+ varsity wins: David Bertrand (66), Karlos Nadal (61), Noah Swift (61), Catherine Grace Bertrand (44), and Connor Spence (40).
- David Bertrand single-season win record: 66
- Noah Swift single-season pin record: 44
- Connor Spence and Noah Swift reached 100 career Varsity wins
- Karlos Nadal reached 200 career Varsity wins, was a 4x state placer, won 22 dual matches, placed 3rd at Area Duals, 3rd at Area Individuals, 3rd at Sectionals, and 6th at State Championships.
Congratulations to Head Coach Josh Merry and the team on an outstanding season!