St. Louis Wrestlers Qualify for Individual Regionals


Kevin Kuhn

St. Louis wrestlers take home medals from regionals.

Curtis Brashaw, Staff Writer

This St. Louis High School Wrestling season has been an interesting one. Yet without despair, the team succeeded during the individual districts and some of the wrestlers have moved on to Individual regionals Saturday, March 27, at Carson City. These individuals are Ben march, Dylan Marr, Nate March, Joshua Dew, Ben Dousah, Justice Onstott, and Luke Maxwell. If one of the wrestlers places in the top four of their weight class they would move on to states.

Ben March and Nate March, however, have had to be quarantined due to contact tracing. Contact tracing due to Covid-19 has set back the team several times. Coach Kuhn states, “They[Ben and Nate March] were both district champs which meant that they would have been a one seed. They are missing out on a very achievable route to be state qualifiers this year. It is a terrific experience they are now missing out on.” 

Dylan Marr and Ben Dousah both lead the team in pins, team points, and takedowns. This gives them a good chance at bringing home all-state honors. Marr shared, “I am pretty confident I will do well because I only have to win my first match to make it to state. However, I do want to win the whole bracket.”

Last year there were three shark wrestlers who were state qualifiers. One of which was in the top eight ranked in the state which earned him all-state honors. 

The Wrestlers have trained incredibly hard for individual regionals. According to Kuhn, “Now that our team season has been eliminated, the focus is on individualized needs or areas to fix.” Joshua Dew, a wrestler who went to Carson City shared, “This year is a weird one, but despite the circumstances, we are ready to work and get the job done.”

Every year the team looks forward to both team and individual regionals. Dew agrees, “I am looking forward to individual regionals.” Coach Kuhn has a book of all the wrestling history at St. Louis High School since 1970. According to him, “You[a wrestler] want your name to grace the pages of the Shark history book … and the best way to guarantee that is to be a state qualifier.”