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

WCHS Varsity Wrestling members compete at individual state tournament

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...

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...

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

Wrestling attempts to match last year’s success

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...

Photo Courtesy of Michael Clark.

Wrestling team pins down record-breaking season

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...

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Welch

Athlete of the Month: March 2018

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...

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

Wrestling Team Sets CHS All-Time Record

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...

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

Senior wrestler wins 100th match of career

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...



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...

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...

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...



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....

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

Wrestling misses qualifying for team tournament

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...

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