State Champions

Holden Schay 2008-2012

As a great way to finish off an incredible year not only for himself but for the entire team, Holden Schay won the state championship in the 171 lb. weight class.  This victory by Schay gives Houston its third state champion in 6 years. Holden put in a great effort in the off season and it showed on the mat as he held a record of 45-4 with 1st place finishes at the Trey Cullotta Invitational, the Independence tournament as well as his third straight region title.


Brandon Wright 2003-2007

In the year following Luke Borneman's capture of Houston's first state championship in wrestling, Brandon gave Houston a second state title by winning the 152 lb. weight class in 2006. Once again in 2007 he put a exclamation point on his high school career by becoming a repeat state champion in the 160 lb. weight class. Brandon's success spanned his four years of wrestling at Houston High School. His achievements included winning the Region X title all four years, placing third in state as a sophomore, winning the Black Horse tournament, the Trey Culotta tournament in New Orleans, and the Father Ryan and Bradley tournaments twice. He became a high school All-American twice and was ranked 8th in the nation at 160 lb. Brandon continued his wrestling career at the University of TN at Chattanooga.  He was a 2 time Southern Conference Champion and NCAA qualifier. Brandon was a 3 time Academic All-American and graduated in 2012.


Luke Borneman 2001-2005

Luke crowned his high school wrestling career by becoming the first wrestling champion in the school’s history. Coming from a family deeply devoted to wrestling, he followed his brother, Zach, who won the Region X 160 lb. title. His sisters, Meg and Tomi, were also involved with Houston Wrestling as Horsepower girls. After playing middle school football, Luke decided to devote all his energies to wrestling. As a sophomore he won the Region X title at 145 lb. and placed 2nd in the state tournament. His junior year brought him two prestigious titles- the Black Horse tournament and Region X title at 152 lb. with a 3rd place finish at state. Wrestling at 160 lb., his senior year became a year of firsts- first Houston wrestler to achieve All-American status, first Houston wrestler to win the Bradley tournament, first Houston wrestler to win the Father Ryan tournament, first Houston wrestler to be a three time Region X champion, and finally first Houston wrestler to win state. Luke went on to get a scholarship and wrestle for Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee and continued his wrestling career at MTSU.  Luke was a National Runner-up at the NCWA National Tournament in 2009.