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Austin Boone chases history on the mat

The Lowell senior has a chance to win 4 team and 4 individual state championships
Posted at 10:06 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 22:06:23-05

LOWELL, Mich. — Lowell senior wrestler Austin Boone has a chance to reach rare air this winter.

Boone can become just the second person in the state of Michigan to win four team and four individual state championship joining Brent Metcalf who did it with Davison High School from 2002 to 2005.

"It wasn't really a goal to begin with it was just something I knew was going to happen." Boone said. "It never really was a drive thing, I know for other people it is, I know this team wants to continue that run of state titles as many times as we can. Personally I know we are going to go win another state title, so it doesn't matter."

Not the answer many would expect, but his teammates say that is him.

"He is so stubborn," fellow senior James Fotis said. "He just has something in mind and he just gets it done and that is just his attitude and he has such a positive outlook on life that he likes to just go get things done."

While is confident in his own abilities, he is very much a team guy.

"He's so focused on helping every kid in the room," sixth year head coach RJ Boudro said. "He is another coach on the mat, he's really good. It is hard for me to coach him right now on certain things because the stiff he has been doing since his freshman year have obviously been working and he is trying to get better, he wants to be better at the next level."

Boone is hoping to make his college decision soon, he says it is down to Penn State and Oklahoma.