Alex Facundo of Davison, Michigan, is a four-time Michigan state champion who helped Davison High School capture the state team title in 2021, its first team title since 2006.
The son of Pablo and Julie Facundo, he will continue his wrestling career at Penn State University.
Facundo won the United World Wrestling Freestyle Championship in 2018 and 2019 and earned bronze medals at the Cadet World Championships in 2018 and 2019. He was the Freestyle Nationals champion in 2017 and won the Super 32 in 2018.
He was academic all-state and selected as the Greater Flint Kiwanis Student Athlete of the Month.
Facundo’s invitation to train with the USA Wrestling EAP program for a full year before the Olympics was cancelled because of the pandemic.
Facundo volunteers at Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center, an organization that is very important to him as his mother suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award
National, Midwest, Michigan