In a down-to-the wire finish this past Friday, Feb. 7, the Lancers wrestling team defeated four other Shawnee Mission schools to win their third straight District championship. East defeated SM South, SM Northwest, SM West and SM North. Each wrestler competed in four matches total.
East and South tied, then East won on criteria, which came down to who had most takedowns in the tournament. East had two open weight classes, which means they didn’t have a wrestler for two different weight classes. Despite this East still pulled off the victory.
Junior Marshall Green and seniors Grant Hollingsworth and Chris Rodriguez all went undefeated in the tournament.
“We pulled it off again this year, the third year in a row that we won,” sophomore wrestler Drake Yost said. “We’re all really excited about winning it,”