Whitman’s Justin Smith heads to state championships
February 21, 2019


The 132-pound junior is among seven area wrestlers in Albany for this weekend’s competition

Sports are full of lessons. Some come easy and some come with a bit of a sting.

“Yeah, I kind of overlooked people,” Justin Smith said of last year’s SuperSectional wrestling tournament that cost him a return trip to the state championships.

But 2019 was different, and Smith is once again heading back to states, which are this weekend at the Times Union Center in Albany. He’s one of seven area wrestlers in pursuit of the ultimate glory for a high school athlete and there is no question he’s taking nothing for granted.