SLHS Wrestling wins Regional for first time in 27 years


Bobby Marr

Shark’s Wrestling and supporters pose after their meet.

Aaron Bowerman, Staff Writer

The St. Louis Wrestling Team won it’s Regional for the first time in  27 years at Hesperia Wednesday, Feb. 17.

This will be only the second time in school history that the team has ever qualified for  the state team tournament. The only other time was the year 1995, which, coincidentally, happened to be Head Coach Kuhn’s junior year of high school. Kuhn emphasized the importance of this team-wise and personally, “I’ve been working not only for the 15 years here, but also for the time I was an active wrestler back in the 90s. This was the first time I have ever actually been able to put my hands on a regional trophy. I also think it was important for the upcoming talent to have a new  expectation for our future.”

Going two and zero on the night were Colin Kuhn, Nato Soto, Dylan Marr, Martine Wiggins, Conner Daniels, Justice Onstott, Ben Dousuah, and Braden Ball. The Sharks beat out Evart first with a huge win of 69-15. Then the Sharks continued on to face Hesperia. This was quite the nail biter. Until Conner Daniels rolled onto the mat with a much needed pin. Before this, the Hesperia Panthers were close on the heels of the Sharks. After Daniels’ much needed pin, the team continued to steam roll the last several matches. With the huge crowd roaring, the Sharks took an amazing regional title with a score of 52-20. This is truly the beginning of a new chapter in Shark Wrestling. As Senior Aaron Bowerman stated, “It is such great feeling to be a part of the first page of this new chapter in Shark wrestling”

The Sharks will be on the mat again Saturday Feb. 19th,  for their individual regional tournament where 12 guys will be able to compete in the state finals at Ford Field, March 3, 2022.