HIGHLAND — Highland’s Max Maylor made it official surrounding by family, friends, coaches and the entire High High School student body.
The senior standout chose the University of Michigan over North Carolina State when he signed his National Letter of Intent at an all-school assembly Friday morning at Highland High School.
“I’m very proud of Max and all of his hard work,” said Iowa–Grant/Highland head coach Ryan Allen. “He is a special kind of athlete that knows how to work hard. He sets very high goals and works extremely hard to accomplish them. I have never coached an athlete who has made it to the division one level. It is very exciting for the Iowa-Grant/Highland wrestling program and our youth to see such a great accomplishment.”
Maylor, who was ranked #1 all season at 160 pounds in Division 3, capped his senior season by winning the WIAA Division 3 160-pound title at the WIAA Individual Wrestling State Championships at the Kohl Center in Madison Feb. 24 with a 1:31 pin over Saint Croix Falls senior Clay Carney.
Maylor finished his stellar four-year career with an overall record of 174–23 after posting a 45–1 mark as a senior.
He was a four-time state qualifier and a three-time state placewinner. He finished 46–2 and placed third at 152 pounds as a junior, and went 40–8 and qualified for state at 132 pounds as a sophomore. Maylor posted a 43–12 record as a freshman and placed sixth in Division 3 at 126 pounds as a freshman three years ago. Maylor was also a three-time conference champion.
Maylor received a partial scholarship to join the Wolverines, who went 11–3 this past season, including 7–2 in Big 10 duals, placed third at the Big 10 Championships and fourth at the NCAA D1 National Championships.
“Michigan is not just a D1 school,” said Allen. “They are one of the best in the country. Max will have his work cut out for him and we are all excited to see how it goes for him.”