With the CCMS Mustang wrestling dynasty not able to get going this year, wrestling fans’ hopes lie with sixteen of the toughest, hard hitting, and uncompromising wrestlers from CCHS. With attitudes that rival those of the famed Navy Seals, they will take war to the floor this wrestling season.
Coach Geoff Hamrick, who has toured Tough Mudder challenges which require brutal game winning training tactics, brings his form of high intensity work outs to the practices. He is not a coach that dictates the workout; he trains right alongside his team. These training methods are not for the faint of heart, and only the cream of the crop can withstand the intensity. CCHS’s finest have stepped up to the challenge and are taking the workouts to the upper levels to become one of the finest wrestling teams in school history. They are challenged every practice in the techniques of wrestling and with learning new and improved methods. They live by the rule that Patrick Henry uttered a long time ago during a time when honor and teamwork meant something in this country, “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” So, when their adversary seems to be greater, Panther wrestling will break out the knuckle drag and settle into the business of pummeling.
There is no doubt that these sixteen bad boys will hold up high the honor and tradition of Clay County High School Wrestling by giving 100 percent to the six minutes of all-out war on the floor. When you get opportunity this season, get out and support them. They may very well be the last of a breed of youth that can handle the extremes of wrestling dominance, as only the strong can handle it. They are the front line of unbending fury; they are your CCHS Panther Wrestling team.