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.