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Varsity Wrestling

State Runner Up 2024

The John Paul II Golden Warrior wrestling team competed in the SCISA Individual State Championship Tournament this past Saturday at Cardinal Newman High School. Eight of the 11 Warrior wrestlers placed in the top 4 in the state, finishing with three runner-up finishers and five 4th place winners. Placing 4th were Jase Reynolds (106 lbs.), Jude Witkowski (120 lbs.), Brandyn Horton (165 lbs.), Chris Orta (175 lbs.), and Renzo Cedeno (215 lbs.).  Runner-ups were Daniel Snyder (132 lbs.), Brian Orta (138 lbs.), and Jack Hannagan (150 lbs.). 


It was a historic season for the Warrior Wrestling team as they finished as the SCISA State Dual Tourney Runner-up for the first time in JP2 history, a team runner-up finish at the Northwoods Academy Tournament along with a 3rd place finish at the Academic Magnet Raptor Rumble Duals. On the season, the squad was 18-9 in dual meets. Individually, 12 wrestlers finished with at least 10 wins and a .500 or better record: Jase Reynolds (18-11), Bailey Homer (10-7), Chase LaFountain (10-10), Jude Witkowski (16-14), Daniel Snyder (25-8), Jackson Reilley (12-8), Brian Orta (24-12), Jack Hannagan (22-12), Brandyn Horton (16-7), Renzo Cedeno (15-9), Chris Orta (20-10), Gavin Byrne (15-14).  


Wrestling Coach: Bill Damude (843) 252-7656