The Falcon wrestling team, coached by Matt Schoettle, concluded the 2019-2020 season at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse on February 22, 2020. Three Falcons had qualified for the State Finals and all three finished the weekend on the podium pushing the Falcon team score to 6th place finish.
The Falcons were led STATE CHAMPION Junior Alex Cottey. After finishing runner-up as a Freshman and Sophomore at 106 pounds, Alex used three falls and a decision under the lights to get to the top of the podium at 113 pounds. Sophomore Matthew Koontz almost had the upset of the Finals by putting his Nationally ranked opponent on his back but finished as the State Runner-up at 132 pounds. Finally, at 182 pounds, Junior Aiden Warren placed third for the second season in a row. The three wrestlers were honored at halftime of the Boys Basketball game on Friday, February 28.
The Falcon wrestling team returns all three State place winners and five Semi-state qualifiers next season.
Notable Achievements 2020:
State Finals 6th place
Mid-State Conference Champions
Team State 4th place
Marion County Runner-up
Capital City Champions
Alex Cottey – Academic All-State, State Champion, Semi-State Champion, Sectional Champion, Conference Champion, Al Smith Champion, Marion County Champion
Matt Koontz – State Runner-up, Semi-State Champion, Conference Champion
Aiden Warren – State Place winner (3rd), Semi-State Champion, Regional Champion, Sectional Champion, Conference Champion, 100 Career victories
Jujuan Dale – Regional Champion, Sectional Champion
Andrew Haggerty – Academic All-State, Sectional Champion
Jeff McClure – Academic All-State, Sectional Champion
Tyler Goodall – Sectional Champion
Briley Biszantz – Academic All-State
Alex Holiday – Academic All-State
Toby Billerman – Freshman County Champion
Richard Haynes – Freshman County Champion
Elijah Woods – Freshman County Champion
Ronin Hammond – Freshman County Champion