Complete and utter dominance.
Those words are more than enough to describe Eastside’s showing at the 2022-23 SCHSL Class AAAA wrestling duals state championship on Saturday at Dreher High School.
The match started with 126-pound freshman Peyton Schrader setting the tone with a win by major decision, followed by his older brother and two-time individual state champion Colt Schrader taking it up a level at 130 pounds with a pin to push the lead to 10-0.
“There were three matches that we were looking at that we’re going to be kind of on the fence, and starting at 126 was one of them. … So having having that victory by major decision to kick it off, really got the ball rolling for us,” said Eastside coach Jack Kosmicki.
For seniors like Tice, Colt Schrader and his twin brother Lane Schrader, winning wrestling state championships is all they’ve ever known. As they prepare for the individual state championships, they’re grateful to have been part of this program and to have contributed to building a winning foundation for the generations to come.
“It’s definitely bittersweet. I don’t want it to be over, but if it has to come to an end, I’m glad it ended with us on top,” Tice said.
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