Fort Mill High senior wrestler Max Simons got his 150th career win Tuesday night against Gaffney High School’s Jared Barnhill with a first period pin. The win give the school its first wrestler to have 150 career wins.
Earlier this season, Simons broke the school record for career wins of 142 against Clover High School.
Simons is the defending 4A state champion at 189 pounds. Simons didn’t realize the milestone win until after the match, which Fort Mill won 53-15 to stay undefeated in Region III-AAAA.
“It’s exciting to reach another milestone,” he said.
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Also making history Tuesday night was junior wrestler Jonathan Miskelly, who picked up his 100th career win by beating Thomas Diones of Gaffney 15-2. Miskelly is the defending 4A state champion at 145 pounds.
“It was just a normal match for me,” Miskelly said. “I would have liked to pin him though.”
Unlike Simons, Miskelly knew he was closing in on the milestone. He said the win was nice, but there's still work to be done.
“I’m striving for a state championship again,” he said.
Both Simons and Miskelly have been a part of head coach Chris Brock’s youth wrestling program.
“They have grown and matured,” Brock said. “It’s nice for them to go out and get big wins on senior night.”