Simley trio completes back-to-back feat

Simley completed a rare trifecta in the Class 2A state individual wrestling finals Saturday night.

Yes, three Spartans – junior Jake Gliva and sophomores Anthony Jackson and Daniel Kerkvliet – won state titles – Gliva at 126 pounds, Jackson at 152 and Kerkvliet at 195. More impressively, it was each wrestler’s second straight state title. And all will have the chance to come back and three-peat next spring.

“It’s great,” Kerkvliet said. “I think it’s fun, because I’m not the only one on this journey. I have two great teammates along with me.”

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