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Wirt County High School

Tigers -- Wrestling


Wirt County started their wrestling program in 1961 under Coach Charles Roberts. The Tigers have been a dominant team in the LKC over the years. They won the first eight conference crowns and overall, have claimed 13 conference titles, 4 runner-ups and six thirds. Wirt County is the only small school to win a state title when they toppled the big schools at the state tournament in 1968.

The Tigers have produced 22 individual state champs since 1965:

Chuck Mills,1965, 154
Bryan Ferguson, 1977-78, 185
Buddy Winnell, 1979, 98
Dennis DeBerry, 1980, UNL
Danny Ray, 1984, 167
Jon Bain, 1985-86, 112
Chad Ray, 1987, UNL
Donny Hickman, 1990-91, 140
Mike Sheppard, 1992-93, 152,160
Toby Ray, 1993, 171
Danny Life, 1994-95, 119
Mike Miller, 1996, 103
David Drennen, 1996, 112
Eddie Powell, 1996, 140
Mike Miller, 1997, 119
David Drennen, 1997, 125
Jason Miller, 1997, 130
Mike Miller, 1998, 125
David Drennen, 1998, 160
Mike Miller, 1999, 140
Josh Cross, 2000, 135
Jon Cain, 2012, 120
Eric Young, 2012, 285




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