Jackets’ Geilear, Andreoni finish in top five at state wrestling championships
Woodford County High School wrestlers Jackson Geilear and Gavin Andreoni
each finished in the top five in the state wrestling championships
Saturday at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester.
Head Coach Travis Baney said he was proud of Geilear and Andreoni – and
the entire squad.
“Each of our kids really battled and worked hard every day the entire
year to do their best, and the entire county should be very proud of
Gavin Andreoni and Jackson Geilear for being able to come out of that
semi-state and then place at state,” Baney told the Sun.
Geilear placed fourth in the 182-pound weight class and finished 31-4 on
the season. In the quarterfinal, he won by fall over Jacob Mann of
Dupont Manual. In the semifinal, he lost an 11-2 major decision to
Everett Marret of St. Xavier. He lost the third-place match by fall to
Chase Price of Johnson Central.
Gavin Andreoni finished fifth in the 138-pound weight class, finishing
29-3 on the season. In the quarterfinal, he won by a 3-1 decision over
Jameson Smith of Ryle. In the semifinal, he lost an 8-6 decision to
Austin Grant-Hall of Christian County. In the consolation semifinal, he
lost a 5-1 decision to Scotty Vilums of Louisville Male, and in the
fifth-place match, he lost a 11-2 major decision to Jameson Smith of Ryle.
“We had a great season,” Baney said. “We won our region handily, and
then with the COVID state format … we qualified 11 of 14 wrestlers and
then we had to go to a semi-state, which was one of the tougher
semi-states. Out of the 11 we qualified, we only took two (Geilear and
Andreoni) to what they were calling the second day of the state