Irmo Middle School Wrestler Secures Championship Title

In an outstanding display of skill and determination, Ayden Floyd, an 8th-grade wrestler from Irmo Middle School, emerged victorious at the South Carolina Youth Wrestling Association Nationals on December 30. The event, held at Indian Land High School in Lancaster, saw Floyd competing in the 143-pound category.

Despite facing the challenge of making weight throughout the week, Floyd, who tipped the scales at 242.2 lbs, showcased his prowess in both the 15u Rookie Division and the 15u Open Division, where he faced off against high school-aged wrestlers.

Floyd clinched the 143 lb. 15u Rookie Title, securing a well-deserved Gold Medal. Additionally, he demonstrated his resilience by claiming the 2nd position in the Open Division, earning a Silver Medal. This achievement is particularly noteworthy as Floyd faced tough competition, losing only one match.

A first-year wrestler under the guidance of Irmo Middle School Head Coach Tommy Sevilla, Floyd’s remarkable performance reflects not only his individual dedication but also the coaching excellence at Irmo Middle School. As the son of former Limestone College wrestler Aaron Floyd, Ayden Floyd carries on the tradition of wrestling excellence.

Floyd’s stellar record in the South Carolina High School League, competing at both 145 and 158 pounds, attests to his great progress and promising future in the world of wrestling. The Irmo Middle School community celebrates Ayden Floyd’s achievements and looks forward to witnessing his continued success on the wrestling mat.