Riverside High senior Austin Chapman capped a standout high school wrestling career with the ultimate prize, a state championship, this past weekend.
In the state wrestling tournament at Huntington, Chapman captured the Warriors’ first-ever state mat title Saturday. Chapman, who has signed to wrestle at Clarion University, decisioned Musselman’s Jamie Kilmer, 8-1, in the finals to earn the Class AAA 285-pound state championship.
His triumph lifted the Warriors to a three-way tie for fourth with Huntington and University in the team standings. All three squads logged 112 points. Winner Parkersburg South amassed 271.5 points.
Besides Chapman, other podium placers for Riverside included: Zachary Holstion, third, 145; Christian Ramsey, third, 195; Kaleb Ramirez, fourth, 132; Josh Slack, sixth, 120; and Joseph Cook, sixth, 138.