Republic’s wrestling program had its best year ever, and readers voted it the #7 story of the year for 2011-2012.
The year was capped off with a state tournament in which five Tigers competed. The highlight of that tournament was a runner-up finish in the 182-pound division for Jake Laswell, who didn’t lose until the final round. Laswell’s record was 48-5.
Cody Sandridge also made history, becoming the first Republic wrestler to medal at the state tournament as a freshman. He finished sixth, and finished the season with a record of 37-20.
Lance Gregory, Dustin Eby and Kerik Crouse also earned spots in the state tournament. You voted their effort the #7 story of the year for 2011-2012.