Coaches and wrestlers with the Houston Wrestling Club take a minute for a group photo after nailing a total of 33 awards in their first-ever season.

Houston wrestlers win an armful of medals in their first season

Houston wrestlers landed 33 medals last night at an awards banquet hosted by Houston Secondary School.

Houston wrestlers landed 33 medals last night at an awards banquet hosted by Houston Secondary School.

That’s an amazing achievement, says head coach Randy Chapman, especially for a team in its first year.

“The athletes showed an amazing work ethic and hard determination,” said Chapman.

Houston Wrestling finished a close second at the northwest zones last month, winning six gold, four silver, and one bronze medal.

To their zones medals, Houston Wrestling added 23 medals earned in regular season contests.

The team would like to say thank you to all the school staff who helped out this year, with special thanks going to Scott Jackson and Wendy Siemens.

A big thank-you also goes to assistant coach Jaron Flett for his many hours of coaching and videotaping help as well.

With 11 wrestlers from both Houston Secondary and Houston Christian School, the secondary-schools team is now looking ahead to the B.C. Summer Games.

Houston elementary students will start up their own wrestling season next week.


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