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Two Time State Title Holder Honored

(La Porte, IN) - Ashton Jackson is the first La Porte High School student to win a state title in wrestling twice. And he's not done yet.


Jackson told the La Porte City Council last night his goal is to get one more before graduating. Jackson, a junior, won his second state wrestling title recently after moving up to the 113-pound weight class.


His coach, Louis Kuzdas, praised Jackson, who he called a “rock star,” not just for his achievements on the mat but in the classroom.


“He just attacks everything he has. He’s looking for more, and I don’t know what else to say. He puts in the time. To top it all off, he’s also academic all-state,” Kuzdas said.

Jackson gave thanks to all of his coaches, parents, and other supporters. He’ll be moving up in weight class again next year, but his eye is definitely on a third state championship.

“Everybody has played a pretty special role in it. I’m excited to come out next year and go chase number three down,” Jackson said.

Mayor Tom Dermody congratulated Jackson, who then took his picture with Dermody, city council members, other city officials, coaches, and loved ones.


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