By Brian Miluk, GEHS Wrestling Coach
WOW! What a Great week for the Greenbrier East Wrestling Team. We beat Beckley to bring home the “Coal Country Challenge” Trophy. It was the first time that Greenbrier East has ever won that Trophy. For me and the Team… That’s Exciting! We beat them by a score of 47-33. Winning big for the Spartans were Jasiel Kinder, Logan Evans, Thomas Bostic, Leslie Campbell, Adam Zimmerman, Jacob Thomas, Josiah Solak and Evan Roberts. We won the event, but an even greater Congratulations should go out to Coach Chad “Street” Sarrett for being named the West Virginia Wrestling Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations. (N.F.H.S.) That is BIG-TIME!
This past week the Greenbrier East Wrestling Team also brought home the Championship Trophy from the Beckley Newspaper Invitational Tournament at Shady Spring. It was the first time that Greenbrier East has ever won that Trophy. For me and the Team… That’s Exciting! OH, Wait, I said those words already. Oops. I just get fired up when these Wrestlers continue to break school records. I am VERY PROUD of all of them. The Champions at the B.N.I. Tournament were Jasiel Kinder, Logan Evans, Joaiah Solak and Evan Roberts. Our other Place-Winners were Cameron Zobrist (3rd), Jacob Hefner (2nd), Jerry Mann (3rd), Levi Hobbs (2nd). Adam Zimmerman (3rd), Jacob Thomas (2nd), Aaron Davis (3rd) and Paul Flowers (3rd). We really overcame quite a bit of adversity this past week to make these things happen. Thank you to the people who let these Wrestlers compete and provide them with the opportunity to succeed.
I Big Thank You goes out to all of our Sponsors for the Coalfield Conference Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Your Kindness and Support is greatly appreciated!!! Again, we are truly blessed by the amazing people in this community. Greatness is all around us.
TRIVIA: In the history of Greenbrier East Wrestling, only two Wrestlers have won multiple Conference Championships. Can you name them?
Upcoming events and highlights:
We will be hosting the Coalfield Conference Invitational again this year at EGMS on Feb. 6 and 7. Wrestling will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday. Wrestling will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the Finals at 5 p.m.
Follow us on Twitter @CoachMiluk and our Facebook page Greenbrier East Spartan Wrestling.
EGMS UPDATE: The West Virginia Jr. State Championships are Mar. 7, 8 in Parkersburg. We have quite a few EGMS Wrestlers training for the “Big Event.”
MILUK HUMOR: “The other day, I went out to buy a kitchen sink… and they threw everything else into the deal.” (Ha!)
TRIVIA ANSWER: The two Wrestlers who won multiple Conference Championships were Joe Heath (3X Coalfield Conference Champion) and Davis Solak (2X Mountain State Athletic Conference Champion). This year we have three Wrestlers (Jasiel Kinder, Josiah Solak and Evan Roberts) who could be added to this list.