State champ! Hahn moves to elite status with four titles

Rodney Hahn raises his hands in triumph at the state wrestling tournament. He became a four-time state champion, only one of 24 ever to claim that many in the state’s history.

Rodney Hahn raises his hands in triumph at the state wrestling tournament. He became a four-time state champion, only one of 24 ever to claim that many in the state’s history.

Rodney Hahn, of Winfield, accomplished recently what so few young athletes have ever when he won his fourth state championship in high school wrestling in Columbia.

Competing in the 160-pound weight class, he completed a 53-0 season when he pinned his opponent in the second round. The win made him only one of only 24 four-time champions in state history. He competed at Whitfield High School and his record over four years is 196-11 and includes 153 pins. He recently signed a letter to attend and compete in NCAA wrestling at the U.S. Naval Academy. He was nominated by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer.

“It’s a great feeling to accomplish this and be the first wrestler at Whitfield to achieve this,” he said. “As a freshman, it was definitely a goal but more of a dream. I was also glad to go undefeated to help our team towards our team goals.”

In addition, he was also a captain in wrestling and also served as captain for the soccer team for two years.

He is the son of Rodney and Jill Hahn, of Winfield.

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 9:45 am