South Whidbey fifth-grader Isaiah McClure earned a “coveted” title earlier this month when he won state titles in all three of wrestling’s disciplines.
McClure, wrestling at 100 pounds, took first in the state freestyle and Greco-Roman championships on May 6-7 in Centralia. He also won the Washington State Folkstyle Championship in February. Leilani McClure, his mother, said winning three state titles in three different events is known as the “Triple Crown” and is difficult to obtain.
The 11-year-old has also had success on a national level. McClure recently placed third in the USAW Folkstyle Nationals tournament in Cedar Falls, Iowa.