St. Stephens and St. Agnes senior Everett Epstein was recognized as an All-American last week by the National Prep Wrestling organization.
Epstein, who began his wrestling career in the 7th grade at St. Stephens, first won the 215-pound state championship on February 14, defeating defending state champion Ethan Hagner of Liberty Christian Academy. A week later, Epstein turned in a sixth-place performance at the National Prep Wrestling Championships held at Lehigh University.
Everett was able to peak at the right time and end his high school wrestling career on a high note, said Epsteins coach, Joe Shableski. It was especially awesome to see Everett achieve his state championship first and then crown his final season with All-American honors.