In his four year high school career, senior, Kegan Leatherow has made it to the state finals twice. In his final year he showed his dominance by placing in, and winning, some of the biggest tournaments that the team competed at.
Though Leatherow did not stay injury free in the four years, he worked his hardest to stay healthy, with the help and support from his team and his family.
“The support I have received from my friends and family in unreal, also my coaches who have seen me through my struggles with injuries and help me recover and be as strong as I am now,” Leatherow said.
Leatherow lost in the state tournament his sophomore and junior year to Terrell Barraclough from Layton High School, and he was devastated.
“Terrell was my biggest competitor in high school, this year he wrestled in a different weight class,” Leatherow explained.
In this years finals, Leatherow wrestled Oakley Ridge from Pleasant Grove. Leatherow got a takedown with 12 seconds left sending the match into overtime making it Kegan’s first overtime match of his senior year.
“I was by far the most nervous I have ever been for a high school match, it was my senior year I had to prove myself,” Leatherow said.
Leatherow did just that, he proved his dominance as a 120 lb wrestler. Not only did he bring home the 6A 120 lb state title, he also won the lightweight outstanding wrestler award.