FORT MILL — 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 Highs 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 wasnt long before Simons competitive juices started flowing again, however. As if wrestling and football arent physical enough, Simons is now a member of the Clemson Rugby Club.