Sophomore Connor Owens completes his remarkable sophomore season with a state-runner up finish and a record of 27-1. Owens competed against some of the best competition in the state and cruised through the first two rounds of the tournament pinning his opening round in a time of 3:23 and then majoring his second opponent with a score of 18-6.
Owens continued to show his tenacity and ability as he handled his semifinals match, Hunter Heath of Brandywine, with another major decision with a score of 11-3.
In the finals, Owens fell short to Tyler Swiderski from Dundee by a score of 7-2. While this was Owen’s first trip to the individual wrestling title match, this was Swiderski’s fourth time contending for a title. No doubt that Owen’s will be back next season for another shot at a state title.
With Owens second all-state placement, this puts him in a small minority of Powers wrestlers that have placed at the state meet multiple times. He joins the good company of Cody Marcicki (1st/6th), Eric Spidle (6th/7th), and Sean Spidle (1st/1st/1st/2nd). We wish Owens the best of luck in his training and other sports and can’t wait to see him on the mat again next year!
On behalf of the entire Powers wrestling family I would like to thank all those that have supported the wrestling program and made this season possible. A special shout out to the coaches who stepped up and filled in different roles; Ed Sullivan, Jay Owens, and Paul Donohoe. Thank you to our athletic trainer DeShawn Tolbert. And as always, parents, thank you for choosing Powers Catholic and trusting us to help guide your sons.
God Bless and Go Chargers!