Oxford High School had an impressive showing at the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) All-State Banquet on Sunday. The annual CHSCA All-State Banquet is held to recognize not only the athletic performances of individual athletes, but also honors their commitment to academic performance in the classroom.
Managing both of these disciplines is a difficult task for these young athletes, and the recognition is well deserved. To qualify for the CHSCA All-State Academic Wrestling Team, the individual wrestler must meet the following requirements:
The student-athlete must have earned an 85 percent or higher academic average in the previous marking period; an additional requirement is that no course grade be below an 80 percent.
The student-athlete must have placed in the top six places of the C.I.A.C. Divisional Meets, (Class “S”)
The student-athlete must have maintained the highest level of behavioral discipline in the eyes of the school’s administration.
“This was a tough year for us," Coach Blue said. “We only had two returning Seniors in Mardis and Denslow, and we had to give up a few weight classes as forfeits. Our season record reflects that in Dual Meets. I was more optimistic about our tournament potential."
The Oxford Honorees this year were: (pictured below left to right)
Coach Blue: - 3rd Class “S”, 2 x SWC Patriot League Champions
Andy Temple – 195 lbs / 6th Place Class “S” States
Alex Mardis – 182 lbs / 3rd Place Class “S” States
Steve Perrson – 152 lbs / 1st Place Class “S” State Champion
In addition to making the Academic All-State Team this year, 152 lb. Steve Perrson also made the CT All-State Wrestling Team for placing 1st in his Divisional Class “S” Championships.
- The above was submitted by parent Michael Mardis of Oxford. Thank you for the submission. Congrats to the athletes!