The Bellevue Middle School Wrestling team competed in the City Championships this weekend and finished in very impressive third place.
I’m very proud of our Bellevue Middle boys this season,” said Owls coach Wes McGaffin.
“Third in the City Championships with 21 out of our 25 kids being first-year wrestlers,” he added.
“It’s such a blessing to watch not only the improvement in skills these kids built throughout the season, but to witness the bond they created with each other during the season ,” McGaffin continued.
“Rolling mats, mopping mats, endless drills, those darn shot walks, weigh ins at sunrise, endless sprints, friggin’ sprawls, car pooling road trips, hot crowded gyms with whistles going nonstop and cheering on your teammates win or lose...... the wrestler’s fraternity is unique and a lifetime membership,” the coach said.
To qualify for the City Tournament, the Bellevue Middle wrestling team finished third in the Metro Western Division two weekends ago at HG Hill Middle School.
Host HG Hill finished in second place
Bellevue had three Division Champions, a 2nd place, 3rd place and 4th place.
Davone Dardan won the 92 lb weight class and was also awarded best finals match.
Carson Green won the 100 lb Division and Zi Rayne won the 138lb division.
Steven McLaren finished in second at 106 lbs, Thomas Monroe finished 3rd and Spencer Bernard finished in 4th place.
All six wrestlers qualified for the Metro City Tournament at JT Moore Saturday Feb. 11.
BMS wrestling had a 10-3 regular season record for the 2016-17 season.
Coach Wes McGaffin and Coach Jim Casey were also voted Western Division Coaches of the year to close out a successful day for Bellevue Middle.
BMS Wrestlers Perform Well at City Tourney