LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Four years— four titles.
Alex Yokubaitis' decorated wrestling career at St. Louis came to an end with him once again winning a state championship. Despite the trophies and individual honors, he deflects the credit to everyone that has helped him along the way.
“The people that have surrounded me and made me a better wrestler, I think all of the credit should go to them," St. Louis wrestler Alex Yokubaitis said of his support system. "Ever since my freshman year, I’ve had older wrestlers telling me how I can improve and my teammates wrestling with me have made me a better wrestler every day.”
With his high school career now in the rear view, he can say that he’s accomplished something that had never been done before at St. Louis.
“In the 8th grade my coach Terry Gage said that I have the potential to be a four-time state champion and at that point, I set a goal that I was going to be St. Louis’ first four-time state champion, so everything I’ve done in practice and in the season has all built up to that and accomplishing that was just incredible,” Yokubaitis admitted.
While his time as a Saints comes to a close, his story continues at the next level. Yokubaitis will wrestle at Oklahoma State where he'll join forces with elite company. The Cowboys have landed arguably the top recruiting class in the country.
“There’s nowhere I can go but up," Yokubaitis said of going to Oklahoma State. "I’m only going to be able to improve with the skill of the people that are going to be surrounding me and the coaching that I’m going to have. I think it’s going to up my game by so much.”