Willis Ends Central Wrestling Career on Top with State Title, Second Dream Team Selection

(Park Hills) After medaling at the state meet three years in a row and earning a laundry list of records and accolades throughout his career, there was just one thing missing from the mantel of Central’s most decorated wrestler.

That is no longer the case as Kade Willis finished his senior year undefeated and brought home the Class 2 State Championship at 138 pounds en route to being named to his second Wrestling Dream Team.

He says bringing home the title in his final season was a weight off his shoulders.

Willis was on a mission this year as he rolled through the competition and finished 31-0.

Winning the state championship means a great deal to any wrestler, but what made this one truly special was the fact that it was the first wrestling state title in school history for the Rebels.

Willis says he is proud of the accomplishment because of what it means for the program.

There has been an assortment of coaches who have helped Willis develop throughout his career, but he always acknowledges that his first coach, his dad, has made the biggest impact on him overall.

Willis says he paid all those years of hard work back to his dad in a unique way.

Willis finished his Central wrestling career as a four-time state medalist with a record of 150-24.

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