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2021-22 high school individual state champions list, as of January 17, 2022

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Jan. 17, 2022, 11:48 a.m. (ET)

Penn High School girls wrestling team, 2022 Indiana state champions. Photo courtesy of Penn Kingsmen Sports Twitter

Once again, USA Wrestling plans to research and publish on a regular basis an update on the 2021-22 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.

One of the main reasons we are tracking these champions is that current and past state champions and National Prep champions (any year) in grades 9-12 automatically qualify for the USA Wrestling High School National Recruiting Showcase. The High School National Recruiting Showcase for boys will be in Cedar Falls, Iowa, April 1-3 , and the High School National Recruiting Showcase for girls will be held in Las Vegas, Nev., April 28-29.

The first state tournament of the 2022 calendar year was held in Indiana, at its girls state championships tournament hosted in Kokomo on January 14. Team champions were Penn High School.

Below are the state champions from this season, with the champions crowned since our last posting marked in bold type.

Indiana Girls State Championships
at Kokomo, Ind., January 14
98 - Makenize Smith (Heritage Hills)
106 - Julianna Ocampo (New Haven)
113 - Kyla Johnson (Southport) 3
120 - Catie Campbell (North Montgomery)
126 - Anna Krejsa (Center Grove)
132 - Cailin Campbell (North Montgomery)
138 - Katie Mattingly (Carmel) 4
145 - Aulani Davis (Kokomo)
152 - Kiersten O`Neill (Warren Central)
160 - Mallory Winner (Jay County)
170 - Hannah West (Mount Vernon)
182 - AvaLyn Mosconi (Southport)
195 - Varzidy Batchelor (Northview)
250 - Riley Dempewolf (McCutcheon)
Team champions - Penn High School

2021 Alaska state championships at Anchorage
December 17-18

Div. I boys champions
103 - Kael Salisbury (Palmer) 30-3, So.
112 - Elyle Fransisco (East Anchorage) 32-0, Jr.
119 - Benjamin Pope (East Anchorage) 39-2, Sr.
125 - Matthew Mitchell (Colony) 21-1, So.
130 - Dylan Shaw (South Anchorage) 38-0, Jr.
135 - Aaron Concepcion (South Anchorage) 39-2, So.
140 - Colton Parduhn (Lathrop Wrestling) 44-0, Sr.
145 - Elijah Larsen (Colony) 37-0, Jr.
152 - Antonio Woodfork (Palmer) 33-0, Sr.
160 - Chad Hakala (South Anchorage) 47-3, Sr.
171 - Wayne Mellon (Soldotna) 21-0, Sr.
189 - Hunter Richardson (Soldotna) 37-2, Jr.
215 - Liam Babitt (Soldotna) 36-0, Jr.
285 - Noah Curtis (Lathrop) 38-0, Jr.
Boys Div. I Team champion – Colony High School

Div. II boys champions
103 - Aiden Schilling (Seward) 13-11, Fr.
112 - Myles Campbell (Reddington) 24-1, So.
119 - Landon Smith (Bethel) 36-0, Sr.
125 - Paul Dyment (Bethel) 26-11, So.
130 - Joseph Smith (Bethel) 26-2, Sr.
135 - Demetry Hoseth (Dillingham) 19-2, Sr.
140 - Jordan Korth (Glennallen) 21-4, Sr.
145 - Zach Kolbe (Dillingham) 18-5, Sr.
152 - Alex Buck (Glennallen) 26-5, Sr.
160 - Ryan Rooney (Wrangell) 21-0, Sr
171 - Simon Grenier (Nikiski) 25-5, Sr.
189 - Seth Briesmeister (Hutchinson) 12-1, Sr.
215 - Stephen Hunt (Delta) 18-5, Sr.
285 - Uatahouse Tuifua (Barrow) 29-1, So.
Boys Div. II team champions - Bethel High School

Girls State champions
103 - Megan Spencer (Lathrop) 34-6, So.
112 - Autumn Poland (Lathrop 35-1, Sr.
119 - Trinity Pendergrass (Palmer) 16-1, Sr.
125 - Natallie Tobuk (Nome) 22-0, Jr
130 - Aileen Lester (Newhalen) 14-2, Jr.
135 - Liana Carney (Wrangell) 19-0, Sr.
145 - Trinity Donovan (Soldotna) 36-0, Jr.
160 - Emily Bellant (North Pole Patriots ) 39-0, Jr.
189 - Twyla Anderstrom (Redington) 20-1, Sr.
235 - Alice Bent (West Valley) 20-2, Jr
Girls team champions – Lathrop High School