Our top Trojans wrestled their way to victory at the state level.
Senior Shashana Markus ranked eighth in the state and senior Adam Busch ranked twelfth in the state. Freshman Alyah Thomas also went to the state tournament but she did not place. Still, the Trojans made a major impact.
Busch won one of his three matches at the state tournament.
“Just stick with it,” said Markus when asked for her advice to other wrestlers who want to be the best.
Busch has been wrestling since the fifth grade and is being recruited by colleges. He has not accepted any offers yet based on his wrestling performance. He is currently more focused academically. He is not enthusiastic when thinking about college wrestling. After performing for seven years he has had enough of wrestling.
“When he first came out he was a chubby little kid,” reflected Coach Josh Wheeler. Wheeler went on to say how Busch’s older brother was the one who brought Busch into wrestling.
Markus started wrestling because of her friends. Eventually she was the only one who continued being a wrestler. She has also decided not to pursue wrestling past high school.
“It’s a tough sport. I’m not sure about continuing it in college because it requires a lot of devotion if you want to be a top wrestler,” said Markus.