• John McGary, Woodford Sun Editor

Jackets’ Geilear, Andreoni finish in top five at state wrestling championships

THE WCHS wrestling team had a great season, according to Head Coach Travis Baney, with two members – Jackson Geilear, fifth from left, top row, and Gavin Andreoni, fourth from left, second row – finishing in the top five at Saturday’s state championship in Winchester. (Photo courtesy WCHS)

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


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