CHAMPAIGN – East Aurora High School senior Tim Young Jr. won the state championship in wrestling Saturday evening. Young won a 7-2 decision, capping a nearly undefeated senior season.
“I’m so happy for Tim Young,” said East Aurora High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Dennis Renner. “He is a great wrestler and an outstanding person. He is one of the most respectful and humble athletes I have ever known. He deserves all the accolades and admiration that comes with this championship.”
After falling behind 2-0 early in the first period of the 195-pound weight class, Young shut out his opponent the rest of the match. It was tied 2-2 at the end of the first period, and Young led 5-2 after the second.
Young told the Beacon-News that the key to his title was: “Hard work and no days off.”
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