Wrestling 2020-21 Season Review
The 2021 Roncalli wrestling team navigated a host of challenges, including a relative lack of experience and Covid-19 protocols, but saw its season to completion, with a host of accomplishments along the way. The team was one of the few programs in Roncalli’s athletic department without a senior, as the roster was made up of seven juniors, seven sophomores and two freshmen.
The Royals finished the regular season with a 15-5 dual meet record and won its fifth-straight Circle City Conference title. In the conference meet, Roncalli won titles in 10 of the 14 weight classes. The Royals finished sixth in the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association (IHSWCA) 3A Team State Duals. In the postseason, Roncalli finished second in the sectional and advanced 12 wrestlers to the regional round. The following week, Roncalli advanced eight wrestlers to the semi-state and finished fourth in the regional team standings. Two wrestlers advanced from the semi-state to the state finals.
Sophomore Bryce Lowery finished seventh in the state in the 126-pound class. He kept alive the program’s streak of having at least one state medalist in each of the last five seasons. Lowery also won sectional, regional, Marion County and Circle City Conference titles. Junior Sam Peeples advanced to state for the first time. He won a conference title in the 182-pound class.
Junior Zach Wilson won a sectional title and a Circle City Conference championship in the 145-pound class. Joining Wilson as a conference champion were juniors Drew Willis (132 pounds), Kody Glithero (138 pounds), Andrew Stuck (152 pounds), sophomores Tin Oo (113 pounds), Patrick McGinley (120 pounds) and Luke Hansen (160 pounds), as well as freshman Braden Getz (106 pounds).
Bryce Lowery was named the team’s MVP and Sam Peeples won the team’s mental attitude award. Zach Wilson, Kody Glithero and Justin Lewis were named Junior Academic All-State by the IHSWCA and Sam Peeples was named honorable mention Academic All-State.