|Mike Travers winning State Championship|
Wrestling seasons usually end abruptly and hard because the competition
gets tougher and tougher the deeper you go into the end-of-season
championship tournaments. The New Englands, held in Providence, RI,
last weekend is the toughest and most prestigious of them all for high school
wrestlers and just to qualify is a great accomplishment.
Senior co-captain Mike Travers not only qualified, he competed well. Mike
made us all proud when he pinned the third-ranked 195 pound wrestler from
Vermont in the first round of competition. He then faced the Connecticut All-State
champion and was pinned. Mike came back strong in consolations, however,
nearly pinning the third-ranked Connecticut wrestler before losing a 7-3 decision.
Mike finished the season 38-6 (with 24 pins), was D-3 State champion,
D-3 South sectional champion, and a Tri-Valley League all-star. He had
108 career victories which places him fifth all-time at NHS.
Congratulations to Mike Travers on a great career!