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Whitman Achieves Remarkable 5th Place in State Tournament

Posted Date: 02/23/2024

Hollister High School proudly announces that Bryson Whitman, a dedicated student-athlete, has remarkably secured 5th place in Class 2, 144-pound weight division in the State Wrestling Tournament. This significant achievement comes less than a year after Bryson and his younger brother Carter sustained major injuries in a four-wheeler accident, showcasing his unwavering determination and resilience.

Whitman shares that his inspiration when he is on the mat comes from his brother. "Carter and I have been through a lot," he says. "I wrestle for Carter. I know next year he will be back on the mat with me. God has done so many miracles in my life and Carter is one of them. Carter and I both have work to do and state titles to win next year."

Whitman's journey back to the mat involved months of rigorous rehabilitation and an unwavering commitment to his sport. Despite the challenges posed by his injuries, Whitman's focus on recovery, with the support of his family, coaches, teammates, and the entire Hollister community, has been nothing short of inspirational.

"Seeing Bryson secure a 5th place finish at the state level after making a courageous comeback from serious injuries in less than a year, fills me with immense pride," HHS Head Wrestling Coach Nicholson shares. "This achievement not only marks Bryson's second consecutive year competing at the state level but also highlights his unwavering determination and resilience. While we celebrate this moment, we are already looking ahead and we know there's more work to be done." Coach Nicholson goes on to say "Bryson is committed to pushing further, aiming higher, and continuing to strive for excellence in the upcoming year. Bryson's journey is far from over."

Whitman's success at the state level not only highlights his strength and dedication but also brings honor to Hollister High School and the wider community.