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2022-23 high school individual state champions list, as of January 16: Penn wins Indiana girls states
by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling
Penn High School, the 2023 Indiana girls state champions. Photo courtesy of Penn Kingsmen Sports @ThePennant.
Once again, USA Wrestling will publish regular update on the 2022-23 state high school champions for both boys and girls.
Winning a state high school title is an amazing achievement for a high school student-athlete. We will post the champions from official state high school championships for boys, as well as the girls who have won official state high school titles, as well as the recognized state competitions which are not run by their state high school association. We will also post the team champions at the state level as available. As available, we will include the state champion’s year in school and final record.
The first of the 2023 calendar year state meets was held last Friday, with the IHSGW State Finals in Mooresville, Indiana. Penn repeated as team champions, with individual champions from 13 different schools.
This week’s state champions are marked in bold. Below are the previous state champions from this season, listed by state in alphabetical order.
INDIANA GIRLS STATES
At Mooresville, Ind., January 13
98 - Kendall Moe (Hamilton Heights)
106 - Julianna Ocampo (Fort Wayne Snider)
113 - Emma Pillion (Frankfort)
120 - Rose Kaplan (West Lafayette)
126 - Aleksandra Bastaic (Highland)
132 - Ella Gahl (Northfield)
138 - Aulani Davis (Kokomo)
145 - Elly Janovsky (Lake Central)
152 - Ava Allen (Silver Creek)
160 - Mallory Winner (Jay County)
170 - Kenzie Konanz (Penn)
182 - Hannah West (Mount Vernon)
195 - Varzidy Batchelor (Northview)
250 - Chrissy True (Jeffersonville)
Team Champions - Penn
Previous State Tournament results (by state, alphabetically)
At Anchorage, Alaska, Dec. 16-17
Div. I Boys
103 - Elijah Allen (Wasilla) 14-1, Sr.
112 - Jacob Strausbaugh (Soldotna) 29-4, So.
119 - Asher Clayton (Colony) 37-0, So.
125 - Ezekiel Miller (Soldotna) 24-1, Sr.
130 - Kenton Cooke (East Anchorage) 34-1, Jr.
135 - Dylan Shaw (South Anchorage) 33-0, Sr.
140 - Cody Vansiegman (Palmer) 42-7, Jr.
145 - Elijah Larsen (Colony High School) 35-0, Sr.
152 - Isaac Chavarria (Soldotna) 34-2, Sr.
160 – DeShawn Campbell (Wasilla) 32-0, Sr.
171 - Jacob Johnson (Lathrop) 37-4, Sr.
189 - Hunter Richardson (Soldotna) 33-0, Sr.
215 - Liam Babitt (Soldotna) 20-0, Sr.
285 - Noah Curtis (Lathrop Wrestling) 36-0, Sr.
Team Champions - South Anchorage
Div II Boys
103 - Jaxson Young (Kenai Central) 11-1, Fr.
112 - Aidan Schilling (Seward) 18-8, So.
119 - Hunter Forshee-Kurtz (Seward) 25-7, So.
125 - Tristan Goodell (Koliganek School) 21-3, Jr.
130 - Myles Campbell (Redington) 33-3, Jr.
135 - Owen Whicker (Kenai Central) 20-8, Sr.
140 - Russell Nyvall (Homer) 24-4, Sr.
145 - Thomas Swalling (Redington) 33-6, So
152 - Andrew Gaethle (Kenai Central) 29-5, Sr.
160 - Randy Churchill (Wrangell) 25-1, Sr.
171 - Ethan Blatchley (Wrangell) 29-0, Sr.
189 - Steven Warren (Delta) 24-3, Sr.
215 - Kyle Biggers (Petersburg) 17-4, Sr.
285 - Uatahouse Tuifua (Barrow High School ) 24-1, Jr.
Team Champions - Redington
100 - Jamiezon Garcia (East Anchorage) 16-2, Sr.
107 - Megan Spencer (Lathrop) 28-1, Jr.
114 - Amaya Coon (Lathrop) 29-0, Sr.
120 - Mya Campbell (Redington) 21-1, Jr.
126 - Saoirse Cook (Homer), 30-1, Fr.
132 - Aileen Lester (Newhalen) 20-1, Sr.
138 - Isabel Lieb (Bethel) 28-3, Jr.
145 - Trinity Donovan (Soldotna) 30-0, Sr.
152 - Emily Bellant (North Pole) 37-0, Sr.
165 - Kiley Clouse (Dillingham) 14-3, Sr.
185 - Roane Cook (Homer) 19-0, Jr.
235 - Manusiu Muti (Barrow) 15-1, Jr.
Team Champion - Lathrop