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WRESTLING: Perry successful in closing season

WRESTLING: Perry successful in closing season

Roman Valenzuela, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

State is on the horizon for Wrestling. February 8th is the Division 1 Section 1 Sectionals, where teams from all around the state converge on Chandler High School’s Gym to see who goes to the state tournament The top four Perry wrestlers stand a chance of taking home one of the weight class titles....

WRESTLING PREVIEW: Pavlenko calls for daily improvement

WRESTLING PREVIEW: Pavlenko calls for daily improvement

Roman Valenzuela, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

First-year head coach Alex Pavlenko has one simple goal for the 2019-20 Pumas: Get better. Every day. With 14 weight classes to fill and only five wrestlers returning with state-tournament experience, daily improvement has to be a top-priority. “Getting better like learning moves, trying new ...

Calloway fights his way for record breaking legacy on varsity

Calloway fights his way for record breaking legacy on varsity

Macie Miller, Sports Editor

February 12, 2019

As a first time Perry wrestler back in 2016, Travis Calloway set the stage for the next four years of his high school wrestling career with a 19 win record on varsity. The wins would only continue to rack up from there, as the 195 pound wrestler continued his career as a Perry Puma. This year Cal...

Underclassmen look to top veteran athletes

Underclassmen look to top veteran athletes

Macie Miller, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018

BOYS: As the wrestlers settle into another season, the team is filled with fresh faces and young athletes looking to top veteran wrestlers in their weight classes. One particular athlete that has caught Johnson’s eye is Ikaika Maldonado. Maldonado has been wrestling at Perry since his freshman year back ...

Colton Evertsen uses talent and determination to dominate during wrestling

Colton Evertsen uses talent and determination to dominate during wrestling

Zach Klein, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2016

Through challenge after challenge, Colton Evertsen continues to barrel through his wrestling season with strength and adversity. Wrestling in 220’s, Evertsen has plowed through to a 32-8 record as of Jan. 29, a record that he says was honestly “a lot better [than I] had anticipated, last year I w...

Wrestling Wrap Up

Wrestling Wrap Up

Sydney Redman, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013

Wrestling season for the year 2012-2013 has been a great season for all the wrestlers. The wrestlers won seven out of eight meets, brought home a trophy from Apache Junction and performed great in Wisconsin over winter break. Head varsity coach Darren Johnson states, "I always expect them to win. Now...

Arch Ratliff: Senior wrestler prepared for final year of victory

Sydney Redman, Staff Writer

December 14, 2012

It is conference period and kids from every corner of campus are spilling out of their classrooms en route to their clubs. The artsy kids go to their artsy club; the jocks go to their athletic clubs; some people go get some tutoring. And then there’s one of Perry’s top returning wrestlers – senior...

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