State Wrestling Sendoff

posted Feb 21, 2019, 12:10 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 3:47 AM by District Webmaster ]
2019 State Wrestling Sendoff
On Thursday, February 21, a record seven Bruin wrestlers plus an alternate set off to the state tournament amidst cheers:
  • Colby Strachan (106 lb, 4th place at regionals)
  • David Boucher (113 lb, 3rd place at regionals)
  • Corwin Strachan (120 lb, 3rd place at regionals)
  • Laif Jones (126 lb, 1st place at regionals)
  • Ethan Gilkey (132 lb, 4th place at regionals)
  • Brayden Strachan (138 lb, 3rd place at regionals)
  • Laken Clowdus (170 lb, 4th place at regionals)
Laif Jones, who won the regional championship in his class, will be making his fourth appearance at state; he was last year's 120 lb state 6A champion. David Boucher, Corwin Strachan, and Brayden Strachan are also returning state qualifiers. Jaden James is an alternate for state in the 220 lb class. The Bruins placed fifth overall at regionals. See Mike Tupa's article in the Examiner-Enterprise for details on the regional matches.

Head varsity coach Josh Pulsifer introduced the statebound wrestlers as well as wrestling managers Remington Middlebusher, Jaci Baginski, Nuhemi Cruz-Thomason, Reese Powell, and Madison Ingmire. Pulsifer has been named the OCA Region II Wrestling Coach of the Year and is the region's nominee to coach the All-State Large East wrestling squad. One coach per region is nominated in either the large schools (6A and 5A) and small schools (4A and 3A) divisions.