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Sheesley comes in 4th at state championships

Representing Gloucester at the state wrestling championships were, from left, assistant coach Jake Johnston, team managers Hailee Johnson and Payton Maples, J.R. Jones, Rylan Altrath, Joey Foley, Aiden Sheesley, Ty Baker, Clayton Smith, Corey Skay, Nick Guzzardo, Karl Dean, Makai Scatliffe and head coach Kyle Bell.

The Gloucester High School wrestling team finished 19th overall at the Class 5 State Championships last weekend.

The Duke who had the strongest showing during the event was Aiden Sheesley (106 lbs.) who placed fourth in his weight bracket. Head coach Kyle Bell said Sheesley scored two wins by fall on Friday to secure a spot in the semifinals where he lost to the eventual state champion by decision. In the consolation bracket finals, Sheesley fell after two periods of action.

Bell said the coaching staff was proud of Sheesley and the other Gloucester wrestlers who also competed at states.

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