Xavier's Elliott Antler: X Marks His Spot On The Program
Xavier High School senior Eliott Antler. (MICHAEL McANDREWS, Hartford Courant / April 2, 2013)
WEIGHT CLASS: 170 pounds
COACH: Mike Cunningham
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Class LL, State Open and New England champion, two-time Class LL champion, three-time Academic All-State, three-time member of the Connecticut Junior National Team. ... Has a career record of 156-18 and was 46-0 this season.
ANTLER SAID: "This whole season has been really exciting. At first, you don't really get that feeling, but a couple weeks after the season ended I really started to enjoy it. All the goals I set as a kid, all I trained for as a kid I accomplished this year. It is great to be able to leave a mark on the Xavier program, it is very exciting.”
CUNNINGHAM SAID: "Elliott set his goals high this year and through his commitment to hard work during the season and in the offseason, he was able to accomplish them all. He is the all-time leader in wins in Xavier wrestling history. His career will go down as one of the best, not only for Xavier, but the entire state of Connecticut.”
UP NEXT: Will be wrestling for the University of West Virginia.
IN 10 YEARS: Hopes to have finished a successful college career and be working in the criminal justice field.
MISCELLANEOUS: Won two state championships on the Xavier football team as a linebacker and tight end...Life guards at the Brownstone Quarry in Portland and the town pool in Hebron...Is an honors student and an avid music fan...Has a younger sister named Camryn.