Five members of the Douglas Wrestling Club placed first at the Laramie Wrestling Club Invite last weekend, continuing a strong season for the youth group.
National Sports News
After a full 10-hour day of dozens of hard-won matches, the top honors just barely eluded the Bearcats, who placed second at the 3A state wrestling championship at Casper Feb. 26.
Twenty-one Bearcat wrestlers – roughly two-thirds of the team – will advance to the state championship in Casper on Feb. 26, after the team placed first in the 3A regional tournament last weekend in front of a hometown crowd.
Varsity and junior varsity members of the Douglas Bearcat wrestling squad sunk their claws into Buffalo and Glenrock wrestlers on Dec. 10, handily defeating both teams in their first match of the season.
Wrestlers grappled their opponents to the mat with aggression and parents yelled with excitement from the stands. A few feet off the mats, teammates and coaches shared words of encouragement as spectators filled the stands for the annual Douglas Middle School Invitational.
It was a dream season for the middle school wrestlers this year, finishing undefeated in duals and tournaments. The young grapplers are proving to be a powerhouse on the mat.