A proposal to allow students from other schools to participate in the Henryetta wrestling program was brought to the school board Monday night.
Seth Hamric, a member of the 1999 HHS wrestling team that went to state, asked the board to consider the co-op plan. This past year, Jason Brison, a Dewar senior, joined the Henryetta golf team and earned a place at the state tournament.
“Our goal in 2016 was to get wrestling in the high school in four yers and in the middle school in two years,” he said. “We were able to do that in middle school in a year and two years for the high school.”
He said there are 15 potential wrestlers in Dewar that would participate and pointed out the wrestling season runs at the same time with basketball. “If a kid wanted to play basketball, we would encourage them to play,” he said. Hamric told the board the additional wrestlers would provide sparring partners for the Henryetta team and fill out some of the weights that are not being filled currently. “This will make us more competitive.”
Henryetta has about 14 wrestlers participating on the middle and high school teams.
Hamric said coach Dave Hutchins has been approached by several other schools with the same idea
“We have lost some multi-scoring athletes who have gone off to other schools to be more competitive,” he added.
Superintendent Dwayne Noble said such a plan would have to be voted on by both school boards.