SLHS Wrestling Competes at Individual District Tournament


Bobby Marr

SLHS’s Justice Onstott wins a match.

Aaron Bowerman, Copy Editor

The St. Louis Wrestling team competed well at its individual district tournament in Carson City Crystal Saturday, Feb. 9. 

The Sharks cleaned house at their team district and didn’t disappoint at the Individual tournament either. The team had 12 of their 14 entries move on to the regional tournament. Which is quite an accomplishment especially considering that multiple weight classes had double entries. This means St. Louis wrestlers had to wrestle in a bracket containing other St. Louis wrestlers. 

The sheer amount of success these individuals had has simply been unparalleled in recent program history. As Coach Kevin Kuhn explained, “Never before in Shark wrestling history have we even qualified 12 individuals to the regional meet. This was more than any other team has had in terms of individual qualifiers ” This is just truly a great time to be a wrestler here at St. Louis.

The team was also fortunate to get some in-person scouting done for their upcoming team regional. Also at the individual wrestling tournament was the Sharks’ number one competitor at the team regional, the Hesperia Panthers. Justice Onstott explained the importance of this, “It set the tone for the team regional. It truly showed that we are all around a better team.” As one can see, this was both a great opportunity for the Sharks to learn about their competition and for them to put fear in their enemies’ eyes. 

The Sharks will wrestle again Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the team regional meet in Hesperia, where Coach Kuhn is hoping to conclude a 27-year-long hunt for a regional title.