_______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring John Thomas (J.T.)
Young, Bloomington South High School, Bloomington, Indiana.
Whereas, With his second consecutive Indiana High School
Athletic Association state wrestling championship, John
Thomas Young has joined an exclusive club at Bloomington
South High School consisting of only two members;
Whereas, The last time a Bloomington South wrestler won
two consecutive state wrestling titles was 25 years ago when
Doug Hudsel did it;
Whereas, In addition to his two state championships, J.T.
was selected as the Ward E. Brown Mental Attitude Award
winner for the 2000-2001 season;
Whereas, The Ward E. Brown Mental Attitude Award is
presented to a senior wrestler at the state finals for
excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership, and
Whereas, J.T.'s career record is 132 - 10, and in his last
two years, he was undefeated;
Whereas, Even though J.T. did not reach his goal of being
a four-time state champion, he is pleased with his
performance and is being recruited by schools such as
Harvard, Stanford, Northern Illinois, Indiana, and Purdue.
He plans to study medicine and wrestle for all four years;
Whereas, Determination and willpower have helped J.T.
succeed, and these characteristics will help him throughout
the rest of his life: Therefore,
SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to
congratulate J.T. Young on his second consecutive Indiana High
School Athletic Association state wrestling championship and to wish
him continued success in his collegiate career.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to J.T. Young and his family, coach Royce Deckard, the athletic director, the principal of Bloomington South High School, and the superintendent.