(La Porte, IN) - A state champion athlete from La Porte High School was recognized at last night’s city council meeting. Ashton Jackson won the state title in the 106 pound weight class this school year.
Today is Ashton Jackson State Champion day in La Porte as declared by a resolution presented
by the mayor and adopted by the city council. “When we talk about our community and we talk about setting high standards, high expectations and competing with the best in our community what better way to measure that and support than what Mr. Jackson has done in this past year’s wrestling season that we as a community are so very proud of,” he said.
Jackson was also given a key to the city. He told the city council practice and the regular season is quite demanding and some players don’t make it through the season without injury. Jackson is only a sophomore.
The key to the city was presented by Jerry Jackson, who was the last state wrestling champion
from La Porte High School in 1981. Jackson, who is not related to Ashton, is the city’s Waste Water Department Superintendent.