The 2018 Lesher Viking Wrestling team was lead by Head Coach Matthew Moeller. With only one returning district placer from 2017, we had an incredible season going 7-1 in the regular season duals, often battling illness and line up holes to finish tied for first in PSD. With some great coaching from the staff of the Vikings, and an amazing show of resilience and GRIT by the wrestlers, we went into the post season district tournament at Fort Collins High School with high expectations; even after suffering our first dual loss four days prior to Preston (by 3 points!). The team showed up on Saturday, March 3rd and had outstanding performances to take FIRST PLACE at the DISTRICT TOURNAMENT winning 207 to 188.5 over Preston and avenging the only loss of the season. Individual accomplishments included several athletes finishing in the top 4 at districts in their weight classes! It was a wonderful season of growth and determination, and the staff looks forward to working with the next incoming group of student-athletes to defend the title in 2019!!!
District Athletes that placed:
80 lbs.: Ezekial Maestes 3rd Place!
85 lbs.: Samuel Nosler District Champion - 1st Place and finishing an undefeated 12-0 Season!!!
90 lbs.: Noah Juhl District Champion - 1st Place and finishing an undefeated 12-0 Season as a 7th grader!!!
95 lbs.: Alexi Lindsay 3rd Place!
100 lbs.: Aden Faris District Runner-up - 2nd Place and 11-1 season!
105 lbs.: Santiago Zimbron-Leon District Champion - 1st Place and finishing an undefeated 12-0 Season!!!
110 lbs.: Ben Koenig District Runner-up - 2nd place!
115 lbs.: Oliver Ramirez District Champion - 1st Place and finished with a 10-1 record, avenging his only loss of the year in the final match vs. CLP!!!
120 lbs.: Eddie Ybarra District Runner-up - 2nd place!
125 lbs.: Adam Essa 3rd place!
165 lbs.: Cade Whish 3rd place and coming into the season Cade had never won a match in his career; he finished 10-5 on the season!