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Girls wrestling assistant coach James Ferguson came back from Greece competing in the Veterans World Championships back in October. In his division, he placed second in the greco-roman style of wrestling. He trained his mind and body for months leading up to the competition, and it paid off. “It’s an amazing feeling being invited,” James Fergsuon said. “I’m 44, I was invited to this competition in high school as a junior as well. Looking back, it’s nostalgic, it feels like a dream.”

Competing against the world’s best

Jacob Hargens, Staff Reporter
November 13, 2023
After a long and demanding season, freshman Brooklyn Vaughn prepares for State. She is finally able to show that all her hard work has paid off.

Giving her all

Ariana Griffin, Catalyst Online Editor-in-Chief
February 22, 2023
Sophomore Noah Blair after wining a state tile 3-2 over Millard Souths Caden Olin.

2022 State Wrestling

Halle Opat, Photo Editor
March 16, 2022

Eventful week on the mat

Halle Opat, Photography Editor
January 26, 2022
The Millard West Girls Wrestling team takes on a dual with Marian. With this being the first year of the team they hope to improve and better their skills throughout the season. “My goal for the whole team is to better themselves every day,” senior Macy Klein said. “Wrestling is demanding, physically and mentally,  and I believe that it will make all of us exceptionally better people and leaders. It will show, and has shown, that each of us are strong, capable and resilient no matter the circumstances.”

Girls on the mat

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
December 14, 2021
Celebrating students progress Halle Opat coaches youth girls wrestling. Opat encourages the next generation of girls to grow wrestling by teaching them. As Ive been coaching Ive seen it grow tremendously in the last couple of years on the youth level, said Opat. its extremely rewarding to be able to help grow a passion for such an amazing sport.

Women on the mat

Genevieve Carter, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2021
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