The Whitman Vikings were tied going into the finals at Cole Field House Saturday night at the State Tournament. Both the Vikings and Old Mill had two State finalists and Old Mill was able to secure one win while both Danny Lee wrestled valiantly but came up just short. The entire team wrestled very well and placed second as a team.
Wrestling for the Vikings at Cole were 112-Sawyer Symington, 119-Eric Harder, 125-Andrew Follmann, 145-Eric Beverly, 160-Steven Fisher, 171-Taylor Leighton, 189-Aaron Norris, and 215-Danny Lee. Sophomores Andrew Follmann and Eric Harder were able to secure one win and two wins respectively. Eric Harder was one win away from placing. Aaron Norris capped an amazing career at Whitman with a personal best of 5th place at States. He was a three time state placer. Eric Beverly also completed an incredible career and wrestled back valiantly on Saturday to place fourth for the Vikings. Fellow senior Steven Fisher lost to the eventual state runner up but secured 4 pins on Saturday to place 3rd a year after he placed 6th at States to finish off his own incredible four years at Whitman.
Juniors Taylor Leighton and Danny Lee both finished 2nd to lead the way for the Vikings. Leighton lost a close one to Nadjitade Badje in the finals while Lee lost a two point match to Mwanza Wamalumba. This is a career best for both wrestlers at States.
Congratulations to all wrestlers for another amazing season!!! We’ll see everyone at the banquet on Saturday.