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McCreary Middle wrestling will represent Region 3 at state tournament in Louisville on Saturday
by McCreary County Middle School Wrestling
With the McCreary Middle and High School wrestlers showing up and showing out, it was definitely a very special weekend for the McCreary County wrestling programs.
On Sunday, the McCreary County Middle School squad gathered at Taylor County High School for the Region 3 individual championships. With 19 wrestlers representing McCreary Middle in this tournament, the matmen went up against 19 other schools, including Somerset Independent, Southern, and Boyle, Taylor, Madison and Whitley Counties. In the end, the McCreary Grapplers put together an enormous effort coming home with 12 medals, and winning the honor of sending 11 matmen to represent Region 3 at the state tournament to be held next Saturday February 3, 2024 at the KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY. As an added bonus, the McCreary Middle Wrestlers outlasted all the other 19 teams in this tournament, bringing home a first place team trophy!
The big winners for McCreary Middle were the following wrestlers:
Lucas Parriman placed 5th…..Kabryn Perry, Cayden Duncan both placed 4th…..Ricky Parriman, Nathan Kramer, Nehemiah Hanaker and Tristin Corder all earned 3rd place medals…..Tatum Watson and Rylan Kidd both took home second place medals and Kaison Phillips, Darius Ridener and Kaden Phillips all were undefeated on the day and brought home 1st place medals.
Coach Galit reflected on today’s wrestling, saying,
”This team has gotten stronger and stronger all season long, never giving up on their goals, and always seeing things through to the end! I am so proud of all they have done, and also look forward to next weekend and what might happen at the state tournament. We have such a great mix of young and also very experienced wrestlers, and I know they are all capable of awesome efforts! It should be a real fun state tournament for the McCreary Middle wrestlers!”
In addition to McCreary Middle, McCreary Central Coach Parriman took a very young high school team to the state duals tournament on Saturday, January 27, 2024 and managed to guide his squad to a solid 8th place finish. Needless to say, Coach Parriman is extremely proud of his team’s showing!