Merino junior Coen Schmidt placed second at the state wrestling championship after losing to Wray’s Austin Collins in the Class 2A 126-pound finals. Despite the loss, Schmidt remains focused on improvement and sees the upcoming year as an opportunity to aim for the top of the podium.

State of Play
  • Schmidt placed third in the 113-pound weight class as a freshman and second at 120 as a sophomore.
  • He believes in his ability to improve and is motivated to work towards becoming a state champion next year.
What's Next

Schmidt is determined to use the experience and motivation from his loss to strive for a state championship in the upcoming year.

Bottom Line

Despite his loss, Schmidt's focus on improvement and his determination to achieve a state championship highlights his resilience and commitment to success in wrestling.