Chris Morris (L) and and Justin Ashley (R) LKC wrestling champions
Top of the line champions
It was celebration time at Calhoun High School yesterday morning, with the
student body recognizing its longtime-coming LKC wrestling champs.
History was made Saturday by the Red Devil wrestlers at Ravenswood, after
Jeff Morris, a 140-pounder, pinned Williamstown's Alan Tracewell during the
Students cheer their champion team
An ecstatic student body cheered and recognized the champions during an
The first time ever championship for Calhoun came after reaching the top
with 185 points. The not-predicted-to-win team also produced the Most
Outstanding Wrestler award, which went to 112-pound Justin Ashley, with
three other Red Devils, Criss Morris, Derek Metz and Ray Burge crowned as
Principal Roger Propst gives wrestling history
Official team photo with coaches
Coach Mike Stump said the wrestling program has been coming along for
several years, and his mat men deserved the win. School principal Roger
Propst read a history of the wrestling program, noting the Parkersburg
sports writers were predicting a win for Williamstown as late as Saturday.
"We know our team knows how to walk the walk," he said.
Stump said it was a "wonderful and exhilarating high" for his coaching
career. Coach Stump learned about the death of his mother Nelma Stump a
few hours later. The student body acknowledged her death with a moment of
The Red Devils are not through yet, with more matches and the regionals
Students have a moment of silence to remember Mrs. Stump