The Lakota West Wrestling Team brought eight wrestlers to the District Championship at Kettering Fairmont High School this weekend, but only two advanced to next week’s OHSAA State Championship at Value City Arena next weekend. Senior Kevin Leonhardt finished third at 152 lbs sending him back to Columbus for the second time. Sophomore Drew Fenton finished fourth place at 182 lbs earning his first trip to state. Sophomore Andrew Acuna finished in fifth place at 132lbs making him an alternate for the state championships. Since 1998, the Firebirds have now had 57 wrestlers qualify for the OHSAA State Championships.
The Firebirds finished in 11th place at districts. The best finish at districts since the 2010-11 season. Other match winners at districts were Jensen Quinn (106lbs), Logan Brown (120 lbs) and Cody Krause (195 lbs).
The state tournament starts Thursday, February 27th and runs through Saturday March 1st at Ohio State University.