Outstanding Indian -- Max Wilkinson

Indian River senior wrestler Max Wilkinson earned third place in the 152-pound weight class at the Henlopen Conference Championship at Sussex Central this past weekend and picked up the highest seed of the five Indian River athletes who qualified for the upcoming State Wrestling Individual Championship at Cape Henlopen, scheduled for Feb. 24 and 25. Wilkinson wrapped up a 33-7 record for the year, prior to this weekend’s tournament, and secured 83 victories over his high school career.

“Max is a true leader,” said Indian River head wrestling coach Jeff Windish. “He’s what you want in all athletes. He puts in extra time at practice and works hard all season long. On top of that, he is a 4.0 student, taking all Honors and AP-level courses. He’s the true epitome of a student-athlete.”