Wrestling state champions

For the first time in 29 years, Holy Cross captured the Division I state wrestling championship on Feb. 11. The Tigers scored 305 points to outdistance fellow Catholic school rivals Jesuit, Brother Martin and St. Paul’s for the trophy.

De La Salle made it two state Division III championships in a row by scoring 252 points. The Cavaliers also had three individual state champions.

The individual state champions

Division I
➤ Daniel Varnado, Brother Martin – 106 lbs.
➤ Daniel Croy, Brother Martin – 113 lbs.
➤ Cole Houser, St. Paul’s – 120 lbs.
➤ Jared Thieler, St. Paul’s – 126 lbs.
➤ Steven Shields, Brother Martin – 132 pounds.
➤ Shane Ulfers, St. Paul’s – 138 lbs.
➤ Jake Rando, Holy Cross – 145 lbs.
➤ Nathan Koenig, Jesuit – 152 lbs.
➤ Joseph Foret, Holy Cross – 170 lbs.
➤ Perry Ganci, Jesuit – 220 lbs.
➤ Corey Dublin, Jesuit – 285 lbs.

Division II
➤ Blake Mateu, Abp. Rummel – 120 lbs.
➤ Dawson Mire, Abp. Rummel – 138 lbs.
➤ Martin Garrett, Abp. Shaw – 160 lbs.
➤ Josh Ramirez, Abp. Rummel – 170 lbs.

Division III
➤ Conrad Wyre, De La Salle – 152 lbs.
➤ Eric Hamrick, De La Salle – 220 lbs.
➤ Jeremiah James, De La Salle – 285 lbs.

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