Lindbergh High School senior Michael Slyman won his second state wrestling championship on Feb. 18 and set the school record for most career wins, with 167 victories in four years. His state success was an exciting finish to Michael’s perfect 44-0 season record in the 160 pound weight class.
Michael also won his second district championship this year, allowing zero offensive points throughout the entire season. He is only the second wrestler in school history to win two state titles, and the second in school history to win three All-State honors. Most recently, Michael was named to USA Wrestling Magazine’s Senior “All American Team.”
Michael’s record-setting achievements began in ninth grade, when he set the school record for most wins by a freshman on varsity, with 33. During his sophomore year, he set the school record for most wins in a season with 48, and placed fourth in state at 140 pounds.
During his junior year, he won the district and state championships at 152 pounds, was named to First Team All-Metro, and won the St. Louis Cardinals Suburban Journal “Athlete of the Year” recognition. He ended that season with a 36-1 record.