After two years of qualifying for the State Wrestling Tournament but not placing in the top eight, Wade Edgington was determined to reach the podium in his senior season wrestling at 135 pounds. Wade had a disappointing 5th place finish at the CIML conference tournament just two weeks prior to the state meet. As a testament to Wade’s fight and determination, he went back to work in the room and decided not to lose again. The next week, Wade won the district championship to qualify for the state tournament. At the state meet, Wade did not allow a single takedown in four matches, eventually winning a hard fought overtime decision to become Indianola’s first state champion in nine years. Wade was a four-year varsity letter winner who helped his team go to the State Duals three times and place in the State Tournament top 6 all four years. He accumulated a career record of 140 – 37, including a 47 – 6 record as a senior. Wade credits his wrestling coaches in the Indianola Mat Tribe, middle school, and high school for his success, in addition to the many nights spent wrestling on the living room carpet with his dad and brothers! Wade’s parents are Brent and Debbie Edgington. He joins his older brother Logan, as an inductee into the Indianola Hall of Fame, and his younger brother Skylar, is a freshman wrestler for the Indians. Wade graduated from Southeast Community College in 2015 and currently resides in Indianola, working as a Diesel Technician at Murphy Tractor.