Rush-Henrietta middle schooler loses championship wrestling meet but wins state title
March 07, 2018


Jayden Scott lost his final match at the high school state wrestling tournament, but the eighth-grader competing with the Rush-Henrietta varsity still left Albany a state champion.

Aside from how, the most interesting question moving forward for Scott is "What's next?" For starters, the experience gives him a great launching point for next season.

"I'm not going to be nervous next year, I'm going to be ready," Scott said. "I'm going to know what to do.

“I knew a little bit about (the other wrestlers) but not too much. I never wrestled them before, but I knew their names."

And now, those across the state know his. The Burger Middle School student lost 4-3 in the championship to Monsignor Farrell junior Terry Adams, but the 106-pounder from Section V became the highest-place finisher from a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Scott found out at the awards podium that he was the state's public high school champion, leaving a look of shock on his face.