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2017 Mr. Gorilla Award

Mr. Gorilla

Wrestling 45 matches in a season without a defeat is an impressive feat. What about also adding in 38 pins including 27 in the first period? Let’s also add in only three matches going into the third period, with only ONE, yes one, match that went the full six minutes. When you add all that up you get this year’s Mr. Gorilla, Andrew Davison of Chesterton.

Davison put together one of the most dominating seasons the state has ever seen this year. The future Michigan Wolverine already had a laundry list of accomplishments highlighted by national titles in folkstyle and Greco-roman before capturing his first state title this year. Davison’s career record was 121-4 with 79 career falls. On top of his accolades on the mat Davison has also been academic all-state based on stellar work in the classroom.

Andrew Davison’s Resume

2016 187 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals 6th
2016 187 UWW Cadet Greco Nationals 5th[
2016 195 Junior Greco Nationals 7th
2016 195 Junior Freestyle Nationals 7th
2016 195 Junior Folkstyle Nationals 1st
2016 195 Super 32 3rd
2015 182 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals 1st
2015 182 Cadet Freestyle Nationals 3rd
2015 182 Cadet Greco Nationals 1st

2017 195 State 1st
2016 182 State Qualifier
2015 182 State 5th

Awards and Honors
2017 Academic All-State Senior
2016 Academic All-State Junior

Mr. Gorilla Voting Results(1st place votes)
1st- Andrew Davison(18)
2nd- Breyden Bailey(8)
3rd- Alec White(2)

Others with 1st place votes
Alston Bane(2)
Eli Stock(2)
Colton Cummings(1)

Past Mr. Gorilla Award Winners
2016- Chad Red of New Palestine
2015- Tommy Forte of Mishawaka

About Mr. Gorilla Award
The Mr. Gorilla award was starting 2015 as a way to recognize the top senior each year. Voting is done after the state finals is completed. Voters are from around the state include coaches, administrators, and state and national media members that cover wrestling. The award has been designed to give recognition for the hard work and dedication it takes to be a top wrestler.
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