In 1983, Whitmore Lake wrestling was terminated. After spending thirty three years in a dormant state, Whitmore Lake wrestling has now erupted into action. Not only is there a varsity wrestling team, but middle school and elementary school students are also involved. On February 1, 2017, a meet was hosted at Whitmore Lake High School.
The team captain Kyle Watts came to the meet on Wednesday seeking his twenty fourth win, as well as his sixteenth pin. Kyle Watts has had an extremely successful year so far. After nine meets, he has 23 wins, has won one tournament, and has placed well in multiple other tournaments. At the meet, he could not pull off another victory against the wrestling powerhouse Manchester.
The team went head to head against the Madison Trojans for the first Tri-County Conference meet. The team did not come out on top but gained valuable experience. After Madison, they traveled to Clinton High School to take on the Redskins and Aggies of Sand Creek even though the varsity team does not have enough wrestlers to compete as a team for wins and losses in conference.
Even though the high school team does not have enough wrestlers yet to compete as a team, the elementary and middle school program is running rampant. Almost thirty elementary and middle school students are involved in wrestling, which is an incredibly promising prospect for the incredibly young program here at Whitmore Lake.
Article written by Deacon Fountain