Simley wrestler wins 152 title after season shortened by adversity

Simley’s Anthony Jackson didn’t think he’d be wrestling this year, let alone win a state title.

But that’s what he accomplished Saturday, defeating Zach Glazier of Albert Lea 5-3 at 152 pounds for his second Class 2A individual title. Jackson has been wrestling only since January, coming off a suspension and dealing with family issues.

“It’s really shocking to be here,” Jackson said. “I wouldn’t have seen myself here at the beginning of the season.”

The sophomore won a title last year at 138 but has dealt with turmoil since. His brother was sent to prison, he said, and he was hanging out with the wrong crowd and got into trouble with the police. Continue reading at