Top 3 moments

As the winter sports wrap up, WSS highlights three top moments from the season.

Krisha Kapoor and Jack Alden

State tournament success

Alexander Pierce ’26 wrapped up his first season for boys wrestling as the 3A 106 lbs state champion at the IHSAA State Wrestling Championships Feb. 19. Pierce finished the season with a 42-2 match record. Jannell Avila ’23 concluded her senior season as the 155 lbs state runner-up at the IGHSAU Girls State Wrestling Tournament Feb. 3. Though Avila has wrestled all her high school career, this year was especially momentous as the first IGHSAU-sanctioned girls wrestling season. 


West side up 

The girls and boys basketball teams swept crosstown rival City High Jan. 27 in the West High Main Gym. Keeping up their three-game winning streak against City, the girls team won 49-30. The boys team had a comeback against City after their loss at Xtream Arena Jan. 8, ending the Jan. 27 game with a score of 63-45. The girls and boys teams ended their regular seasons with 15-6 and 12-10 records, respectively. 


Dominating at districts

Fifteen members of the Trojan-Bolt boys swim team took to the water to compete at the IHSAA District Swimming Championship Feb. 4, hosted at Dubuque Hempstead. Facing seven other teams, West High won the meet with 403 points. Among many podium finishes by the team, Max Gerke ’24, Lukas Swanson ’23, Holden Carter ’24 and Winston Fan ’26 won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:13.29. Additionally, Gerke and Swanson finished 1-2 in the 500 freestyle.