Fort Scott recognizes Burchett for 100th career win

Coby Burchett is currently ranked #2 in the 4A 132 lb state rankings.

FORT SCOTT, Kan. – Fort Scott High School celebrated senior wrestler Coby Burchett for reaching 100 career wins on Thursday night.

Burchett reached the career milestone last Saturday, when the team competed at the SEK league duals in Chanute.

“He’s consistent, and that’s his biggest attribute,” says Fort Scott head wrestling coach Alvin Metcalf, “I’m not sure he’s ever missed a practice, other than for injury. I’ve been coaching him since he was five. I love the kid like he’s my own. I have a great relationship with his family, and it’s been special for me to watch him grow as a wrestler and a young man.

Burchett is currently ranked #2 in the 4A 132 lb state rankings.

On top of celebrating Burchett’s 100th victory, Fort Scott went 2-0 in a triangular with Columbus and Frontenac Thursday night . The Tigers beat Columbus 41-25, before topping 6th-ranked Frontenac in the “Cannonball Clash” rivalry dual 46-36.

It’s Fort Scott’s first win over Frontenac in the five-year rivalry series.

“We’ve had a lot of close duals since we started the traveling trophy,” Metcalf says of the rivalry, “It’s a friendly rivalry, but we take it seriously. A lot of our kids wrestle together in the summer, but they know when we hit the mat, it’s time to go. I’m glad we got the win. Frontenac has a great program, and that’s why they’ve kept that trophy for four years. It’s nice to have it back in the Fort.

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