Wrestling Season Update 2019-20


Camryn Mitchell

One of the major sports at Jackson-Milton is Wrestling Coached By Brian Weidenthal.  At the Blue Jays season opener, they walked home with many awards.

At Riverside Rumble, senior Ryan Staton led the Jays by winning the Tournament championship in the 145lb class. Ryan Staton says, “Coming back from a major injury last season to being able to compete again feels great. When I have my brothers by my side pushing me and my coaches for the constant support I don’t think I could be back this early. Suffering from my elbow injury really opened my eyes and made each match more intense for me knowing I have a few more left. Wrestling at Jackson since I was little has always been my favorite sport with my favorite people, everyone is so close and pushes you to be the best you can be.” 

Obviously Jackson-Milton wrestling has had an impact on many lives and is a great team.

Freshman Owen McDevitt says, “Even though I just started my high school season it has been an amazing start.”

Also, Jackson Milton hosted a wrestling tournament and many wrestlers did many great things. 

Joe Armstrong, who earned himself a spot in the championship and finished second place finishing at 113 lbs. Both Ryan Staton and Gavin White fought through the consolation brackets after early losses. Staton finished 3rd at 145. There were very intense matches all day with some very great competitors.

Head coach Brian Weidenthal says, “The Leonard truck and Trailer wrestling tournament never disappoints with the level of talent and excitement that it presents. Most people overlook wrestling and all the hard work we do but honestly it is tough and I am very thankful I have the team and coaches that I do.”

Jackson-Milton has many great programs and many amazing athletes, Wrestling is one of them.