Congratulations to senior wrestler Pierce Taylor who captured the Division 3 State wrestling title at 144 pounds.
Pierce is a stand-out on the mat, earning back-to-back GCL Coed Championships, Sectional Championships, and District Championships, as well as GCL Coed Wrestler of the Year titles. In 2021, Pierce placed third at State in the 138 weight class. Pierce went 35-1 this season, competing at state and national levels.
In addition to wresting, Pierce is also a four-year, decorated football quarterback and baseball catcher, having earned all-league, all-city, all-district, and all-state honors. He is both an athlete and a scholar, having carried honor roll status throughout his high school career with an overall GPA of 3.9. He is a member of the National Honor Society, a McNicholas CREW Captain, and the McNicholas Student Body Vice President.
Athletic Director Drew Schmidt said, “Pierce embodies what makes McNicholas so special. Pierce's accomplishments and accolades at high levels in three different sports, his success in the classroom, and his role as a leader in our school and community show that McNicholas is a place ripe with opportunity. Pierce took those opportunities, added his exceptional work ethic, and achieved his goals. We are so proud to have been with him every step of the way.”
Pierce will continue his athletic career as a Division I wrestler at Ohio University. Read more at Senior wrestler signs letter of intent to DI school.
Mr. Schmidt said, “Pierce's legacy as a student athlete, but most importantly as a faithful leader and person, will live on at McNick, long after his career as a Ohio University Bobcat; he’s a prime example of why we love the McNicholas community.”
He added, “Congratulations, Pierce! We are so very proud of you and your accomplishments.”
“Pierce is the epitome of what we are trying to provide for student athletes at this school; come and do it all. Work hard and you’ll reap many rewards.”
Mr. Drew Schmidt, Athletic Director