Four Varsity Wrestlers Place at State Championship

Four Varsity Wrestlers Place at State Championship

FEB. 19 -- Over the weekend, the Mount Pisgah Varsity Wrestling team wrapped up its season and made school history at the GHSA Individual State Championships. With five members advancing to State from Sectionals, the team finished with four placers, including one State Champion.

The team's lone senior Noah Swift was upset in the 1st round of the State Tournament but battled back hard by pinning his way to a 5th place finish in the 182-lb. division. Noah will leave the school as a two-time State placer, three-time State qualifier, and holding the school record for pins in a season with 47, which he set this season. 
 
Sophomore Catherine Grace Bertrand made GHSA history by becoming only the second female ever to place in the boy's tournament. Not only did she place, but she is now the highest female placer ever finishing 4th in the 113-lb. division.
 
Sophomore Josh Noble went from a non-qualifier for State last year to advancing to the State consolation finals this year where he faced a Holy Innocents' wrestler he had already beaten four times in three weeks. Once again, Noble defeated him and finished 3rd in the 106-lb. division.
 
Finally, sophomore and three-time State placer David Bertrand advanced to the State Finals where he faced off against a Commerce wrestler who was a previous State Champ. Bertrand trailed 1-0 with 15 seconds left in the match but created a great setup for the last shot and took down his opponent with five seconds remaining to win first place in the 160-lb. division. David Bertrand is now the first Mount Pisgah State Champion ever for the Wrestling program. With this victory he also broke the school for wins in a season, finishing with 67 wins and only 5 losses.
 
Congratulations to Head Coach Josh Merry and the team on an excellent end to the 2018-19 season!