By Lorenzo Cisneros |
This past weekend was a big one for the state of Texas for wrestling. Wrestlers from all over the state came together for one weekend to compete for the title of “the best in state.”
Stephen Mears (180lbs) and Connor Hunsaker (heavyweight) represented Madison.
“I’m very proud of our team,” coach Paul Miller said. “They went there with their mind set on doing their best. They represented Madison very well.”
The state competition is a two-day competition. Both wrestlers advanced to the second day. Early in the second day Hunsaker lost his final match of the season and placed eighth out of state.
“It wasn’t my best tournament, but I’m still proud. Not everyone can say they wrestled at a state competition,” Hunsaker said. “I’m a little disappointed and I wish I did better but I am not mourning over it. I had an awesome season.”
Mears was able to go throughout the day competing until in one of his matches, which would be his final match, he suffered from a concussion from being thrown on his head by his opponent. That would not stop him from going on though. He finished the day placing fourth in state.
“I was a little dizzy from my concussion at the end but I was so happy,” Mears said. “I reached my goal and that’s all I wanted! I am satisfied with what I have done.”
With both Hunsaker and Mears together, they gave Madison a school ranking of 18th place out of a total of 112.