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After a huge success with the wrestling assembly last year, the Potosi Trojan wrestling team decided to bring it back and plans on continuing the tradition

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The Potosi Trojan wrestling team held their second annual wrestling assembly on Monday, Dec. 4 against the Desoto Dragons. The girls team won 42-24 and the boys team lost 52-30. 

In the small town culture of Potosi High School, it is typical to see support for the football and basketball teams, but what about wrestling? Despite the successes and growth of our wrestling teams as well as how entertaining it is to watch, the student body often fails to show up to cheer on our wrestlers. To combat this issue, PHS wrestling coach Michael Huddleston decided to start the tradition of the wrestling assembly at Potosi High School. 

Huddleston and Central wrestling coach Scott Aholt came up with the idea about four years ago and are finally seeing it implemented. Huddleston said, “COVID kind of put a damper on the idea but we’re glad to see it happening now.” 

When the wrestling assembly was first implemented at PHS last year in the meet against Central, the student body was a bit skeptical and wasn’t sure what to expect. However, after it was over everyone was impressed to say the least. 

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Scarlet Boyer is a PHS senior who transferred from Pacific this year. She has been wrestling since her freshman year and is proud to be a part of the Potosi Trojan team for her senior year. She was able to participate in one wrestling assembly while she went to Pacific but it was nothing like the Potosi one. Boyer stated, “It was so much fun to see how supportive the entire school was. Everyone was cheering for everyone and it was such an overall great experience.” 

The wrestling assembly has been a wonderful opportunity to expose the wrestling community to our students. Maya Porter, a PHS sophomore said, “I’ve never been to a wrestling meet before and being able to watch one during the school day was super rad.” She is even considering joining the wrestling team after attending the assembly. 

The entire student body at Potosi High School absolutely loves the wrestling assembly. It is a very effective way to show how successful and talented our wrestling teams are and to give our students more understanding of the sport. It is also incredible to see how supportive the entire student body is and how loud they cheer everyone on. We hope to see the tradition of the wrestling assembly grow and be picked up by other coaches in other schools.

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Noelle Porter, Reporter
My name is Noelle and I am a senior at PHS. I am the Senior Student Council President, President of Drama Club and Thespian Society, and the Speech and Debate Team Captain. I am also involved in Concert Choir, Swing Choir, FCA, Bible Club, NHS, Student Ambassadors, TLC, and Foreign Language Club. Outside of school I serve as a worship leader at my church and work as a pro ice cream scooper at Scoops on Main in Park Hills. In my free time I love listening to music, playing my guitar, and watching Gilmore Girls.

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