The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Husky wrestlers loaded with experience, face stiff 4A-division competition


November 29, 2016

WRESTLING TEAM members are, in front from left, Joey Sell, Levi Ferebee, Isaac Schaffer, Justin Kurtz, Boe Baxter, Kobe Olson, Jake Evans, Zak Fox, Tyler Fincher, Bryce Porter and Connor Ford. In second row, from left, are Josh Rice, Katen Edwards, Dillon Stutzman, David McMullen, CJ Mitchell, Bryce Coulter, Robbie Yunke, Ricky Yunke, Noah Moore, Connor Russell, Lexi Schilling and Jake Porter. In the third row, from left, are Coach Brock Crocker, Coach Tomas Rosa, John Wood, Josh Koenig, Gracie Olson, Travis Thorpe, Robert Watkins, Jackson Royer, Marissa Kurtz, Oscar Hernandez, Levi Hernandez and Coach Steve Thorpe. In the rear, from left, are Coach Zack Gill, Austin Stevens, Kaden Petersen, Bryson Denver, Damion Schocker, Levi Baird, Nich James, Justin Miller, Devin Stafford, John Elder and Coach Tim Boatwright. Not pictured are Zack Ackerman, James Jewett, Austin Oakley, Micah Stewart and Lucas Victor.

Coming off a fourth-place finish in last year’s state tournament, the Huskies’ first trophy in three years, Sweet Home Wrestling Coach Steve Thorpe is looking forward to big things this season.

“We’ve got a lot of experience,” he said.

The Huskies start the season with 46 wrestlers, including three returning state place-winners – two boys and one girl – among 11 returnees with experience at state.

“We have a large group of seniors – 13. That’s a lot,” Thorpe said. “It’s always good to have that kind of age and with that age comes leadership, of cour...

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