Congratulations to junior Drew Lang, who on February 19 won the 6A state wrestling championship title in the 132-pound weight class.
This is Drew’s second state title—and it’s an especially sweet one because he earned it by defeating Westlake High School’s Jacob Finlinson, who was pursuing his fourth state title this year and who beat Drew at divisionals and state in 2020.
“I’ve been chasing him the whole season,” Drew told the Deseret News after his victory.
Drew’s accomplishments are absolutely amazing.—Kendra Tomsic, Rowland Hall director of athletics
Although Drew attends Rowland Hall, he is one of the school’s student-athletes who pursues a sport off campus: he has wrestled for Salt Lake City’s West High School since his freshman year, where he has enjoyed much success. This season alone, Drew boasted a 40–2 record, was ranked first in the state for his weight class across all classifications, and was named a MountainStar Healthcare Star Athlete of the week just 11 days before taking the state title. Rowland Hall Director of Athletics Kendra Tomsic put these accomplishments into perspective when asked about Drew’s season.
“It is very rare to repeat as a state champion in wrestling at the 6A level—and to post a 40–2 record and be ranked as the number-one wrestler in the state across all classifications at 132 pounds is unheard of,” she said. “Drew’s accomplishments are absolutely amazing.”
Drew is now 28 wins away from West High’s all-time wins record, which is currently held by his brother and Rowland Hall alum Jack Lang ’19. (You can read more about the Lang wrestling dynasty in Fine Print.)
“Congratulations, Drew!” said Kendra, on behalf of the Rowland Hall community. “We are so very proud of you.”
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