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WCHS Varsity Wrestling members compete at individual state tournament

Junior Max Kessler earning a point for his takedown against a very skilled opponent.

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

March 7, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the 14 members of the WCHS varsity wrestling team went to the individual state tournament. Although the team’s season is over, following a lackluster season, members of the team hope to compete for individual recognition.  “I have the No. 14 seed and I am wrestling against the No. thr...

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2019

Freshman Jaden Selby has set a new standard as a young wrestler on the mat, taking on opponents two or even three years older than him and still dominating each match. He was also one of only three wrestlers on the team to qualify for states. Selby has been wrestling for nine years and was one of...

Wrestling attempts to match last year’s success

Senior Antony Slaughter,  senior Carlos Villamar. junior Parker Desalvio, junior Djamil Sarr and senior Ryan Kaplow pose after their tournament.

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-chief

January 25, 2019

Following last year’s success of placing second in the state, the WCHS varsity wrestling team is working toward another successful season. Seniors and captains Carlos Villamar and Oliver Yang are leading the team this year under the guidance of their coaches. “I believe that the team will do...

Wrestling team pins down record-breaking season

Photo Courtesy of Michael Clark.

By Allison Jacobs, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

Churchill wrestling has maintained an outstanding record this season, with 17 wins and only two losses: to Damascus HS in a tri-meet and Urbana HS in State finals. However, that is not the most impressive part of their season.   Wrestling made history this year by being the first CHS wrestlin...

Athlete of the Month: March 2018

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Welch

By Ethan C. Miller, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

His opponent is in his grasp. He goes for the pin. Five seconds pass and a victor is declared. That victor is senior wrestling captain Andrew Welch.   Varsity wrestling has once again put up an impressive season, boasting a 4A West Regional Championship win and finished the State finals in s...

Wrestling Team Sets CHS All-Time Record

Junior Andrew Welch wrestles in a recent meet. He is credited as a team leader by fellow wrestlers.

By Ethan C. Miller, Online Sports Editor

February 21, 2017

The CHS varsity wrestling team is making history this season after starting the year with a 16 match winning streak, a CHS record. The team has enjoyed an outstanding season thus far, with 13 wins and two losses in county play as of Feb. 9. Their only losses came on Jan. 24 and Feb. 8, both against...

Senior wrestler wins 100th match of career

Senior Guilian Groce challenges his opponent in a match between CHS, Wootton and Watkins Mill high school on Feb. 7.

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Online Sports Editor

February 24, 2015

After a gruesome physical and mental battle, the final whistle blows, and the referee lifts the victor’s hand for the 100th time in his career. This victor is none other than senior Guilian Groce. Groce reached his 100th victory as a CHS wrestler against Clarksburg Feb. 3, a milestone that has also...



By Jordan Janis, Features Editor

December 4, 2013

After a difficult 2012-2013 season with a record of 4-10, the wrestling team is preparing for its upcoming season. Wrestling coach and physical education teacher Timothy Lowe has high expectations for the season. "Last season we had a list of unfortunate situations and injuries we had to overcome," Lowe said.  ...

Wrestling struggles after losing key athletes

Wrestling struggles after losing key athletes

By Ethan Denicoff, Staff Writer

March 1, 2013

After the loss of eight starters, CHS wrestling struggled to meet the high expectations it set for itself at the beginning of the season. The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a record of 4-10. This season’s underachieving was mostly due to the loss of freshman Mitch Block, sophomore Alec McGee...

Wrestling finds success in all weight classes

By Ethan Denicoff, Staff Writer

December 20, 2012

Wrestling began the season with a 43-35 victory against Blair Dec. 5. Wins came from wrestlers in every weight group. "Everyone preformed really well," Groce said. "The weight groups from 145 pounds and up did not give up one loss." In their match against Wootton Dec. 12, the Bulldogs wrestled h...



By Josh Denicoff, Production Editor

December 3, 2012

The CHS wrestling team hopes to start off its 2012-2013 season in a big way. CHS lost several seniors to graduation, but the team does not think its winning ability will be hindered by their absence. Several upperclassmen have stepped up and hope to make an impact on the team’s record in place of th...

Wrestling misses qualifying for team tournament

Sophomore Hunter Sutton will compete in State Championships again this year. Sutton won for his weight class as a freshman last year.

By By Danny Gordon, Staff Writer

February 21, 2012

      After starting strong with a 7-1 record, the wrestling team fell short of the postseason after losing to Springbrook, Walter Johnson and Wootton.   Expectations were very high for the team, which has talented wrestlers including 11 seniors. The team looked to seasoned wrest...

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