Updated: Mar 9
The Meade County High School Greenwave Wrestling team has had an awesome 2019-2020 season, they tore up the wrestling mats all around the area, making them a force to reckon with when it came to Regionals. The team constantly sets goals all year, Win Regions, qualify as many as possible to compete at State, and bring home some hardware from the KHSAA State Tournament. Well they accomplished two of those goals, two weeks ago when they clinched the Region 2 championship and had all 14 wrestlers qualify for a trip to State, which took place on Feb 14-15 this year. In this year’s state tournament 80 schools were represented, with more than 448 wrestlers competing for the title of Kentucky State Wrestling Champion in their respective weight class. Meade went into the Tournament looking fairly well, I mean they had five Regional Champions, and and four others qualify third, but State would prove harder than they expected.
The State Tournament is a double elimination tournament where wrestlers either wrestle in the Championship bracket, or the Consolation bracket. If you’re winning your matches, you stay in the Championship bracket as you work your way to the Championship match. But if you lose, then you drop to the consolation bracket where the highest place you can achieve is third. After the first round of the tournament, Meade only had three wrestlers win their first math, Hunter Butler, Levi Stull, and Eli McCune, while all the others found the competition a little tougher than they were ready for. In the second round of competition, the three remaining Meade Wrestlers vying for a championship fell, and along with it, the hopes for another Meade County State Champion. By the end of the first day competition, Meade only had two wrestlers in the tournament that would make it to day two. On day two, the last two in the competition bowed out of the state tournament with losses, ending the tournament for Meade County.