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Kash Merritt, Sports

It’s official! It’s wrestling season. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are preparing for the grueling, but fun season of practice and tournaments. Practice started on October 15, and the first tournament will be October 26, in Powell. The team consists of 33 middle schoolers grades 6th, 7th, and 8th. The wrestlers will work on common and simple takedowns and pinning combos he first week of practice. The second week of practice they will move into the more painful and effective pinning combos and takedowns. Then as the year progresses they will work on more and more challenging and effective moves such as skin series, fireman carry, and different types of half nelsons. 

The coaches this year are Travis Duncan, Rodney Miears, Trev Wood, and Talon Yates. This year for the second year in a row the wrestlers get to work with the varsity wrestling coach, Trev Wood. This opportunity is great for beginner wrestlers who will continue to wrestle through high school. Be sure to support them here at home on December 3rd, at 4:00.  

A quick history about the sport, is that it dates back 15,000 years to cave drawings. The drawings show the Babylonians, and the Egyptians using the same moves wrestlers use today. The sport is one of the oldest forms of combat for these ancient civilizations. The mention of wrestling goes as far back as the Old Testament.      



6th Grade

Levi Arthaud

Lance Baggs 

Trent Bower

Thomas Butz

Reed Deming 

Daren Downer

Kannon Grant 

Ashton Hubbs 

Gavin Seibert 

Anker Stewart

William Wood 

Paxton Yates

Luis Cordero


7th Grade 

Logan Barton

Patrick Connors

Aidan Gallagher

Myles Hensley

Lucas Loran

Grady McCarten

Macix Rothleutner

Alex Sitz

Trey Smith

Lane Torczon

Aaron Trotter


8th Grade

Taylor Baggs 

Zach Barton

Dillon Bullock

Micah Grant

Trenton Hubbs

Shayne Maxwell

Kash Merritt

Ben Seibert 

Henry Switzer