#10 Simons makes history on the mat

mbanks@comporium.netJanuary 6, 2011 

— The season that began in 2009 and ended in 2010 was a big one for former Fort Mill wrestler Max Simons. In fact, the past two years had been good ones for the now Clemson University student. In 2010, Simons became Fort Mill High’s career leader in wins with 165 and won his second straight Class 4A state title. In doing so, he became just the fourth wrestler in school history to win two state titles and only the third to do it in back-to-back seasons.

Simons passed Craig Albers in January for career wins with number 143. He became the first wrestler at the school to win 150 matches later that month. He finished his time at Fort Mill High with a career record of 165-29.

The two-sport athlete also played football for Fort Mill.

Despite being recruited by schools like Princeton and Harvard to wrestle, Simons surprised a lot of people by not signing with anyone to wrestle and decided to take his academic talents to Clemson University.

It wasn’t long before Simons’ competitive juices started flowing again, however. As if wrestling and football aren’t physical enough, Simons is now a member of the Clemson Rugby Club.

Fort Mill Times is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service