by Coach Brian Strathman
The Middle and Elementary School wrestlers competed in the ES/MS State Wrestling Championships. After qualifying through the Regional tournament wrestlers are placed into a 16 man bracket for ES and 64 man bracket for MS and prepare to square off. WG sent 11 ES and 4 MS wrestlers to the National Western Event Center to compete.
Brackets were separated by age group K /
The tournament started off Friday afternoon with wrestling going long into the night. WG struggled some on Friday as we got off to a tough start as a team. Getting the only wins were Grayson and Blake in round 1. After a
The team got some
Placing for WG were:
Sully Svendsbye placing 5th in K / 1 61lbs. Sully has been wrestling for the last 2 years and had a good tournament. It is always entertaining to watch the youngest division as the kids are taking things very seriously but smiling the whole time they are on the mat.
Blake Terryberry 4 / 5 HWT Blake has been in the program since he was little. Blake has put a lot of hard work into his wrestling and it paid off for him. Blake spends most wrestling weekends wrestling up an age group. Sometimes he even wrestles 8th graders to find the best competition he can for himself. Blake wrestled at his best all weekend which was fun to watch. He has
Wyatt Howell MS 140 lbs. Wyatt has been in the program since he was little. He finished his MS career wrestling at his best. Wyatt started Friday night with a tough loss. Wyatt bounced back and won his next 5 matches to advance to the 3rd place match. In the 3rd place match Wyatt lost a close decision to finish in 4th place. Wyatt became just the 2nd MS wrestler to place in the top 6 at the MS State tournament. He is ready to make the jump to the HS level next season and make an immediate impact.
The pee wee wrestlers have their only home meet on Thursday at 5:30 at the High School.