Homer’s Sorenson commits to Army

Homer High School senior Sam Sorenson recently committed to continue his wrestling career at Army in West Point. (Photo via the Friends of Homer Wrestling Facebook page).

Homer High School senior Sam Sorenson, a standout on the Trojans’ varsity wrestling and football teams, recently announced his commitment to Army’s wrestling squad.

The Black Knights, a NCAA Division I program in West Point, competes in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association.

Sorenson’s 2021-22 wrestling season with the Trojans was one for the ages. He compiled a 47-0 record and captured the Section III and New York State Division II titles at 215 pounds.

Sorenson’s teammate, Talan Hubbard, also won a state title, achieving the feat in the 110-pound weight class. It’s the first time a Homer wrestler grabbed a state title since Tim Payne won it at 154 pounds in 1967.

In three seasons with Homer, Sorenson has a career record of 115-16, two sectional titles and a NYS trophy. He also grabbed a Wyoming 3A state title and a Journeyman/Rudis NYS crown last year.

So far for the Trojans’ football team this season, Sorenson has 685 yards and eight touchdowns on 70 carries.