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By Pierre Bibbs

Seniors Finish Strong at State: Gibbs Wins 205 Title, Mears Third at 182


February 15, 2023

Malta senior Spencer Gibbs celebrates with Malta Head Coach Jake French and Assistant Coach Steeler Fench after earning the Class B/C 205 Title last Saturday. Photo by Pierre Bibbs.

Last Saturday, February 11, the Malta (Malta/Whitewater) Wrestling team welcomed senior Spencer Gibbs as its first State Wrestling Champion since 2007 (that group included Tel Colborn at 130, Michael French at 171, and Chance Demarais at 215).

Gibbs (52-4) won the 2023 Class B 205 Weight Class Title by a 3-2 decision over Whitehall's Leo Scafani (37-6).

"He was fast and got in on a couple of leg attacks, one of them we went out of bounds," Gibbs said.

Gibbs scored on a takedown in the first two minute period, putting him up 2-0 with 48 seconds left. Spencer released Scafani with 30 seconds...

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