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Katy ISD Student Athletes Earn State Swimming and Wrestling Titles


February 26, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark

Four Katy ISD student-athletes earned state championship titles in swimming and wrestling this week. These students represented the District in UIL State Competitions and after countless practices took home gold medals.

Pictured left to right: Rodney Trotter, Garrett McChesney, Kaeli White, Michael Bone

Katy ISD Students Earn State Titles

Jordan High School sophomore Kaeli White took the top spot in the Girls 200 Freestyle Category at the Texas Swim and Dive Meet at the University of Texas in Austin. Many Katy athletes earned spots in the top 6.

“Since the start of the season, Kaeli has dedicated herself to improving her skill. During the state competition, she swam fantastically and made every point count,” says Jordan High School Swim Coach Scott Slay.

Several Katy athletes competed in the State Wrestling Meet at the Berry Center in Cypress. Three Katy ISD athletes earned the coveted Championship Title for their weight class. Sophomore Garrett McChesney of Jordan High School, senior Michael Bone from Taylor High School and junior Rodney Trotter from Katy High School were all victorious after several rounds.

“These students went into each round fully confident that they could win BIG and they did” says Taylor High School Wrestling Coach Todd Hart. “Whether it’s on the mat or in the classroom, they are known for their commendable discipline and commitment to excel in whatever they set their mind to.”


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