Chapin Wrester Takes State Title

The accomplishments of  Chapin High  senior Patrick Brophy continue to pile high as he was recently awarded the 5A Region Wrestler of the Year as well as the State Championship title. He completed his season at 46-0, making him have a triumphant season for the 2021-2022 year. 

Brophy has been wrestling for three years and this year was his first big year when it came to winning awards. He also competes in the 195 lbs weight class. When asked what it felt like to win state, especially with it being his senior year, Brophy stated, “It felt great to see my hard work pay off and it was a great way to end senior year.” His favorite thing about the sport when asked was, “I like that it is a team sport and individual. Wrestling isn’t about the coaches call, and I like the independence that it gives you as an athlete.”

Patrick says that throughout his wrestling career, his inspiration/role model is his dad. He explained, “My dad is probably my inspiration. He wrestled in college and pushed me to be great in the sport and that is what makes him a great role model to me.” 

With this being such an exciting accomplishment for Patrick, many wonder if he will continue wrestling into a college career. Following the question of if he will wrestle in college he said, “Yes, that is something that I think I want to do.” He says that he has some offers to choose from, but hasn’t made any final decisions on the topic.

Contributing Madison Hunt