Wrestlers earn award at annual banquet

Published 12:42 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2012

MEMBERS OF THE Bainbridge High School wrestling team pose for a photo after Thursday’s banquet.

Special to The Post-Searchlight

Several wrestlers walked away with awards on Thursday night during the 2012 wrestling banquet. The banquet took place at the BMS café. The Bainbridge Takedown Club, headed by Shelly Graham, Lisa Odom and Wendy Brown, organized the entire event from catering to invitations.

Walking away with awards in middle school were: Grayson Graham for Scholar Athlete, Jose Garcia for Outstanding Wrestler, Hunter Odom for Most Hustle, Bennett Enfinger for Most Improved and Bryce Vaughn for the Coaches’ Award.

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In high school, Senior Cole Bulger took home a region championship plaque, senior captain award and Outstanding Wrestler. Kole Gilbourn left with an Outstanding Wrestler award and senior captain and Marc Fleetwood was recognized for senior captain. Other awards included Charlie Emanuel for Scholar-Athlete, Ashton Cato and Grayson Heard for Most Hustle, Jacob Trawick took home Most Improved, and Hayden Guy for Most Determination.

“We had a great year,” Smith said. “We were very, very young but determined and successful. We filled the weight classes with 9th and 10th graders but held our own and we are looking forward to the next two to three years when we should compete for our first region title in the history of the program.

“Our parents have been great with fundraising and just overall support of our kids and coaches. Thanks to all who had a part in making this year a great one.”


Heard sets freshman record

Grayson Heard

A new single-season wrestling record was set this year by freshman, Grayson Heard.

Heard set the record for most single-season wins as a freshman. With 22 wins this year, he surpassed Alex Person, who had 21 wins as a first-year wrestler.

Heard set the record, despite wrestling many opponents who are in 12th grade and are three years his elder.

He is the son of Jill and Dale Heard.

“Grayson and his fellow freshmen are the future of this program,” Smith said.