THE WINNER’S CIRCLE

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Roncalli High School Wrestling 2019-2020 Review

The 2020 Roncalli wrestling team took the lessons learned during the regular season and converted them into postseason success, capped by two individual state championships. The team advanced 13 wrestlers from the sectional on to the regional round. They captured seven individual titles in the regional and semi-state rounds. Over the season’s final weekend, seniors Alec Viduya and Brayden Lowery captured state titles and freshman Bryce Lowery finished fourth, resulting in a program-best state finish. The 63 team points represents program’s highest state meet total and the fifth-place state finish is the program’s best in the non-dual meet era.

Roncalli piled up impressive regular-season credentials, finishing third in the Marion County meet, third in the prestigious 20-team Evansville Mater Dei Holiday Classic and ninth in the Team State Duals. The team compiled a 19-3 regular-season record and won its fourth-straight Circle City Conference title. In the conference meet, Roncalli won titles in 12 of the 14 weight classes. In the postseason, Roncalli finished second in the sectional and advanced 13 wrestlers to the regional round. Roncalli had four individual regional champions (tied for the most in their regional) and finished third in the team standings. The following week, they also finished third, with three semi-state champions.

Senior Alec Viduya finished his career with a state championship in the 145-pound class. It’s his second state title (he won in the 113-pound class as a freshman), making him the first male athlete in Roncalli history to win multiple state championships. Viduya concluded his senior season with a 45-0 record, becoming only the fourth undefeated state champion in program history. He won Marion County, conference, sectional, regional and semi-state titles. He is Roncalli’s first four-time conference champion in any sport. Senior Brayden Lowery joined Viduya at the top of the podium, winning the state title in the 126-pound class. He won Marion County, conference, sectional, regional and semi-state titles. He is one of four wrestlers in the long history of the Marion County meet to win four individual titles. Both wrestlers are in the group of six wrestlers in program history to win four sectional titles and four wrestlers to win four regional crowns. Additionally, Lowery concluded his career with four semi-state titles.

Freshman Bryce Lowery finished fourth in the state in the 106-pound class. Along the way, he won Marion County, conference, sectional, regional and semi-state titles. Senior Sam Slivka advanced to state in the 132-pound class and won a conference championship. Sophomore Kody Glithero won a regional title in the 113-pound class and won a conference championship. Seniors Tyce Freije (152 pounds) and David Page (138 pounds) both won sectional titles and Page won a conference title. Sophomores Andrew StuckSam PeeplesAlex AmodeoJustin Lewis and Aaron Butts all won conference titles, as did freshman Dominic Rossman.

Alec Viduya, Sam Slivka and Brayden Lowery were all named first team Academic All-State by the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association (IHSWCA). Tyce Freije and senior Michael Fletcher were tabbed as honorable mention Academic All-State selections by the IHSWCA.

Roncalli had a strong representation at the Frosh-Soph State Meet. Four wrestlers made the podium. Sam Peeples finished third in the 170-pound class. Kody Glithero finished seventh in the 126-pound class and Zach Wilson finished seventh in the 132-pound class. AnnaMae Mosconi finished third in the girls 123-pound class. Roncalli qualified 14 wrestlers for the state meet and finished fourth out of 220 teams.