Congratulations to the Knight wrestlers who competed well at the TRAC Championships. Kyle McGibbeny 3rd place at 106#, Steve Welling 2nd place at 160#, Shelton Evans 1st place TRAC Champion at 170#, Zach Uram 2nd place at 182# and Sam Burns 2nd place at 285#.
Photo: Uram, Evans, Burns, Welling (McGibbeny missing)
Coach Dooley is in his second year as varsity head wrestling coach at St. Francis. Coach Dooley is a graduate of Kenton Ridge High School where he was a four year letterman in wrestling. He has been a head wrestling coach at Kenton Ridge High School and Greenon High School, as well as, a head junior high wrestling coach at Mechanicsburg Schools. He also served as an assistant coach for three years at Kenton Ridge High School and six years at Mechanicsburg High School. In his five years as a head coach at the high school level, Coach Dooley has accumulated 24 district qualifiers and 9 state qualifiers. Coach Dooley has also coached under the direction of former Russian National Champion and NAIA Champion Miron Kharchilava for Team Miron based in Dublin, Ohio.
This will be Coach Perkins first year coaching wrestling with the Knights. He is originally from Saginaw Michigan where he was a 2 time All-State Wrestler at Bridgeport High School. After high school he earned a full scholarship to play football for the University of Toledo. Coach Perkins played 4 years for the University of Toledo appearing in 43 games en route to winning 2 MAC titles and playing in 2 bowl games. He currently resides in Toledo with his fiancée Jessica Ford and their daughter.
Michael Irvine took 3rd place at Districts at 106 lb. Sam Burns took 5th place at Districts at 285 lb. Both will be traveling to Columbus next week end for States, though Sam will be an alternate. Good Luck Knights!