Mat Hawk Bernard Ray is the State Wrestling Champion in the 182-pound weight division.
Ray, a senior, beat Johnson Central senior John Conley, 10-6, in the finals of Saturday’s KHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena.
Ray (47-2) controlled the match, giving up a tech point and an escape. Conley, in an all-or-nothing move in the third period, tried for a two-point takedown. He was unsuccessful.
Ray rolled through and was able to hold off Conley.