CONGRATULATIONS ~ Luke Padwe
Padwe took down David Palosika from Mountain Pointe to claim the state championship in the Division I - 220 pound class in the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Wrestling State Championships at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
Padwe had a perfect season (56-0), topped off by his 10-0 major decision over Palosika.
Padwe's 56 wins were punctuated by 41 pins and marked the first undefeated season in Pinnacle wrestling history.
Pinnacle head coach Chris Reid said, "Luke is a one of a kind athlete, without a doubt."
Assistant coach and father, Marc Padwe, added that Luke has placed three times in the state championships, and he's a two-time sectional champion. Luke finished his high school career with 185 overall wins and 125 pins; he's seventh all time in pins among Arizona high school wrestlers!
The Pinnacle senior holds school records in the following areas:
- Career wins
- Career pins
- Season wins
- Season pins
- Career tournament championships
Back in December, 2019, at the Jerry Benson Invitational and the Las Vegas Holiday Classic, Luke was awarded two tournament championships and two outstanding wrestler awards at the same tournaments. These performances were highlighted by pinning the Returning State Champion in his weight class. This helped put him on pace to break two school records – career wins and career pins.
Way to go, Luke!
Cheer wins 1st place for Medium Varsity Show Cheer Advanced in Anaheim, California, on February 14.
Winter College Signing Commitment
Honoring the following athletes **Congratulations**:
Nicholas Bommarito ~ Baseball ~ Spring Arbor University
Kolby Kmetko ~ Baseball ~ Washington State University
Michael Modrick ~ Baseball ~ Paradise Valley Community College
Nicholas Bianchi ~ Soccer ~ University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Rachael Black ~ Soccer ~ University of Colorado
Andrea Chiappetti ~ Soccer ~ Wesleyan University
Grace Knadler ~ Volleyball ~ Maryville University
Girls Golf **STATE CHAMPIONS** – Congratulations to Coach Wilde and the entire golf team!
Carolyn Fuller, Lexi Pelle, Sydney Seigel, Katherine Stinchcomb, Kyla Wilde
"Our team was a true team in an individual sport; they cheered, supported and competed with each other and for each other," Coach Wilde said. "They worked extremely hard to achieve this goal and they succeeded. I am very proud of their accomplishment!"
The golf team has been invited to represent the state of Arizona in the National High School Tournament at Pinehurst in North Carolina! The Pioneers are currently ranked 8th in the nation in scoring average. They will compete as a team in late June for a national championship.
Thank you, Tosh Baker, Kolby Kmetko, Sami Scott, and Chloe Strachan for representing our school so well!
State Champions D1 Large POM Squad ~ Way to go ladies!
6A State Champions PHS Boys Basketball
2nd Year in a Row!
6A State Champions PHS Girls Varsity Softball - Coaches Pena, Stock, Bueno, and Adams
Track and Field Division I State Champion - Jaylen Coleman won the Boys Triple Jump at 46 feet 6 inches.
6A State Champions PHS Boys Varsity Basketball - Coaches Wilde, Skinner, and Williamson