Pittsburg High hosts free wrestling clinic

The clinic is free to USD 250 students interested in wrestling.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – LC Davis and the Pittsburg High School wrestling program are hosting a free clinic this week for students in the USD 250 school district.

The clinic is split up into two different age groups; grades 1-6 and grades 7-12. The younger kids wrapped up their two-day clinic on Wednesday night, while the older group finishes the clinic on Thursday evening at 6 PM.

Davis says so far this week he’s had around 20 kids in the 1st-6th grade session and 30 in the 7th-12th grade session.

The goal is to get the high schoolers some summer work on the mat, and get the younger kids introduced to the sport at an early age.

“I kind of use it as a way to introduce the sport to new wrestlers,” coach Davis says, “It’s a way for our older wrestlers to get back on the mat and give back to the younger wrestlers.”

“I started wrestling when I was four or five, and I’ve been wrestling for about five years” says DK Davis, a member of the Pittsburg Wrestling Club, “Everybody gets to get better and gets to practice. There’s a few new faces who haven’t wrestled before, so they get to get better at the sport.”

“Our younger numbers are growing pretty rapidly, and our girls program is growing fast as well,” says Pittsburg junior JJ White, “We need more wrestlers and more attention to this sport and our high school.”