Bulldogs send record 14 wrestlers to state


Sophomore Zander Glazebrook gets the win at districts to advance to the state tournament.

Xavier Potts , Staff Writer

As if the season wasn’t historic enough, the boys wrestling team just qualified their entire team for the individual state tournament for the first time in school history and the third time in state history. 

Thirteen of the 14 Bulldog wrestlers made the finals of their weight classes, which automatically qualifies them. 

However, sophomore Zander Glazebrook wrestled  in the third place match for the final qualifying spot.

“I couldn’t lose, I knew that I had to put it all on the line out there otherwise my season was over,” said Glazebrook. 

Glazebrook entered the final minute of the match trailing by a score of 2-3, but with 26 seconds remaining, Glazebrook scored a takedown to clinch the win and a state tournament berth.

“I just made sure he stayed on the ground once I got the takedown,” said Glazebrook.

“Matches like that are why you get into coaching. Zander showed a tremendous amount of heart in that match. He was not going to be the only teammate that didn’t make it to state,” said Bulldog’s Coach Dan Knight.

Knight stated that qualifying 14 wrestlers for the state meet was a goal the team had, and Knight believes this team can perform to the highest level at the state meet.
“I think this group has a shot at winning it all this year. They are definitely in the hunt and that always makes the state tournament that much more exciting,” said Knight.