Young wrestling team lead by new coaches

Mayah Mumpower | news editor

The Wabaunsee Wrestling team is starting off the year with two new coaches. 

Head coach Jamy Dunbar, previously a coach at Osage City, will be assisted by Tyler Douglass. Coach Dunbar is unsure of any changes that will be made with the program, as he is new to WHS.

“I do give emphasis on mental toughness and hard wrestling and conditioning during each practice,” Dunbar said.

The team returns five wrestlers, two of which wrestled varsity last year. Senior Marek Boatwright returns for his fourth year wrestling. The team has more members than last season, and with only one upperclassmen, the coaches are looking to build for the future.

“Currently we have 10 in the room but 15 total would be a goal to reach for next season,” Dunbar said.

Sophomore Alex Beggs fell short at Regionals last year but is looking forward to being back.

“I’m looking forward to wrestling with my classmates and having a larger team than last year,” Beggs said.

The team opens the season Saturday at Wamego, and will wrestle at Clay Center and Emporia before winter break.

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