By Brian Miluk, GEHS Wrestling Coach
WOW! What an exciting day for the Greenbrier East Wrestling Program. At the Regional Wrestling Championships the Wrestling Team took 3rd place behind Ripley (the #4 State Ranked Team) and George Washington (the #5 State Ranked Team). The Wrestlers finished ahead of Riverside (the #9 State Ranked Team), Woodrow Wilson, Shady Spring, Capital, South Charleston, Princeton and Oak Hill. Jasiel Kinder and Adam Zimmerman were Regional CHAMPIONS! That’s 5 Champions in two years. NICE!! Our other State Qualifiers were Jacob Hefner (2nd), Josiah Solak (3rd), Levi Hobbs (4th), Ethan Asbury (4th) Logan Evans (4th) and Evan Roberts (4th). Sheldon Simmons (5th), Jacob Thomas (6th) and Cameron Zobrist (6th) also placed at the Regionals. Thomas Bostic and Aaron Davis deserve credit for wrestling so tough and helping the Team finish near the top. Overall, it’s exciting to see this Team have Fun, improve daily and make the Greenbrier County Community proud of their efforts. Now it’s on to the State Wrestling Championships and another opportunity to break school records and put their names in the history books.
A Big note of Thanks should go out to Coach Sarrett and the Beckley community for hosting such a wonderful and well-organized Tournament. The weather was terrible, yet the hospitality was tremendous. Great Job! A quiet Shout Out goes to Robert Mickey and Jim Rohan for their professional presentation at the event. Two Wrestling Hall of Famers in my Book!!
TRIVIA: Adam Zimmerman and Jasiel Kinder won Regional Wrestling Championships this year. Did you know that there was a Kinder and Zimmerman who had previously won Regional Championships? Can you name them?
Upcoming events and highlights:
Wrestling begins Thursday for the State Wrestling Championships in Huntington at The Big Sandy Arena. All Place-Winner matches and Finals are on Saturday.
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EGMS UPDATE: The Post Season Wrestling Tournament Trail begins now! Jacob Thomas was a Middle School Wrestling All-American last year during the Post season and I think we have a few more with this upcoming class.
MILUK HUMOR: “We are paper training our dog. The other day he went on it four times… Twice, I was reading it.” Ha!
TRIVIA ANSWER: Jasiel Kinder won a Regional Championship last year making him a 2X Champion and Adam’s father Mike Zimmerman won a Regional Championship when he wrestled for Greenbrier East.