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COACH COOK 843-237-7071 OR SCOOK@GCSD.K12.SC.US
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2012 Summer update: Over 30 elementary aged wrestlers attended the 2nd annual Warrior wrestling camp held in June. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a youth program in the area. Any parent willing to help organize this please contact coach Cook ASAP!
TEN varsity wrestlers attended Appalachian State Wrestling camp in July which hosted 850 wrestlers. Warriors included Travis Pierce, Hunter Brininger, Nate Fata, David Gleaton, Gabe Pope, Carson Allen, Vincent Giovagnoli, Eric D'Angelo, Parker Williams, and Kevin Mushock. Each recieved valuable mat time and many hours of instruction!!
2011-2012- The Warrior Grapplers finished the season with a 15-16 record. First time victories over region rivals Loris and Marion vaulted WHS to a 2nd place finish in the region. Also for the first time in our short history, the team is currently ranked 13th in the state! In the first round of the state team championships the warriors faced Stall HS and won their first playoff victory in team history. Team Captains Tyler Pettit and Adarshjit Singh have posted 31-5 and 28-3 records respectively. Also adding strong support are Hunter Brininger (29-5), Malcolm Gibbs (23-6), Parker Williams (19-10), Travis Pierce (14-5), Conner Summer (11-4) and Kevin Mushock (14-18).
A little history... WHS started it's wrestling program just 4 short years ago under the direction of head coaches David Whitlock, Robert Burdette and asst. coach Scott Cook. We finished the inaugural year with a 5-12 record and gained incredible support from the school and community. Terron Britton, a junior captured the first ever win and pin for the warriors! He was also our first wrestler to place in a tournament. (3rd, Marion Swampfox Tourney).
Our second year... boasted a 13-11 winning record. Made the playoffs, however lost in the first round to Aynor. Terron Britton became our first state qualifier! Also our first tournament champion (Marion Swampfox Tourney).
Third year... Moved to one of the toughest regions in the state with Loris, Aynor, and Marion. All three perennial top ten state teams. Sophomore Tyler Pettit and Junior Adarshjit Singh were state qualifiers with Adarshjit placing fourth becoming our first state placer!
Fourth and upcoming year... Looking forward to a great year with new head coach Scott Cook along with asst. coaches David Whitlock (founding father), and Joe Ford. We also hosted our first youth wrestling camp for 2nd -7th graders. In addition 5 varsity wrestlers along with Coach Cook and Ford attended Appalachian State's summer wrestling program.
Pictured below: Summer 2011 Youth Camp for 2nd through 6th grade!
Special thanks to Mark Battaglino (volunteer coach - 2nd from right) for helping with the varsity and the youth camp!!
L to R: Tyler Davis, Tyler Pettit, Eric D'Angelo, Coach Ford, and Chauncey Friason enjoy some down time before a session at Appalachian St. Wrestling camp. Summer 2011
Above: Tyler Pettit, Vincent Giovagnolli, and Tyler Davis also at App. St. Camp
L to R: Adarshjit Singh and Tyler Pettit, 2010-11 state qualifiers (Adar placed 4th)
Congratulations to Tyler Petit-Tied for 3rd-2012 Hanahan Hawk Invitational