Members of the Britton-Hecla wrestling squad this season in front left to right are Trey Atkinson, Jerard Satterlee, and Dustin Stabnow. Back row Coach Josh Hawkinson, Dashel Davidson, Connor Glines, Collin Beaner, and Bryce Hawkinson. (Steen Photography Photo)
Matmen Set For Opener
Four seventh graders, two eighth graders, and a freshman make up the Britton-Hecla wrestling roster this season, but that youthfulness is deceiving.
“Most of our kids are only about 13 years old but they’ve already had 10 years of experience,” said B-H coach Josh Hawkinson. “Many of them have been wrestling since they were three years old. You almost have to start that young now to stay competitive.”
The Braves will open the 2020-21 campaign at a tournament in Clark on Saturday. COVID-19 protocol limits tournaments to 12 teams and 112 participants, but Hawkinson’s crew will get a chance to see a bunch of local competition. Fans will be limited to parents only.
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