Chris Drummond finished his Milford Hgh School wrestling career at third place in the state for 215 pounds Saturday night, beating Sussex Tech's Shane Marvel in his last match. Sophomores Chris Harris and Dustin Killinger finished third and fourth, respectively, with Killinger's last win setting a new season record at 41.
Three Milford High School wrestlers finished in the top six of their weight classes at this weekend's state championship tournament.
Defending champion senior Chris Drummond, at 215 pounds, and up-and-coming sophomore Chris Harris, at 125, both finished third, while sophomore Dustin Killinger placed fourth at 140 pounds.
Drummond, who was hoping to win his third straight state championship, lost in the quarterfinals to Corey Olsen, of St. Mark's, but won all of his Saturday matches, finishing with a win over Sussex Tech's Shane Marvel for third place.
"Corey wrestled his hardest," he said. "I actually can't say too much about it - I really can't complain. I've won states back to back, which is hard enough, and I've learned a lot this year."
Harris was the only Buc to make it to the semifinals, losing there to eventual champion Wendell Cannon, of Sussex Tech.
"Hopefully, I can do better next year," Harris said. He also placed third in his freshman year.
Killinger improved his finish from seventh place in 2008, and also set a new record for the Bucs with 41 total victories this season. He lost his final match, for third place, to Smyrna's Jason Baker by two points.
"I don't have any room to complain," he said. "I think I wrestled good, he just came out on top. I could have done better, but I'm happy with where I finished."
All three came back after losses in the quarterfinals or semifinals to win two to four straight matches on Saturday.
"In order to finish third, you have to overcome a loss, and that's hard," Head Coach Don Parsley said. "It's a real tribute to their character and their heart."