Cobras send contingent to National meet


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Jake Bashor (third from left), placed fourth at the National tournament.

Jake Bashor (third from left), placed fourth at the National tournament.


Brendon Peters, at right, placed seventh at Nationals.


The Washington Police Department gave the Cobras an escort out of town on their way to the National tournament Friday, April 5, 2019.


Haliegh McGraw, at left, was runner-up at the National tournament.


Members of the Court House Cobras wrestling team.


Josh McGraw, second from left, stands in fourth place on the Nationals podium.


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This is a proclamation received by one of the youth who were State finalists.


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Casen Snyder, second from right, stands in fifth place on the Nationals podium.


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Jackson Keaton placed fourth at Nationals.


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Lyndyn Gibbs stands on the top step of the podium at the State tournament.


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Haliegh McGraw stands atop the State championship podium.


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The Court House Cobras wrestling team sent a contingent of its members to the National tournament in Lansing, Michigan.

The event was held Saturday, April 6 at the Lansing Center.

This was the biggest group of kids that qualified for Nationals from the Court House Cobras, according to a spokesperson.

The following Cobras placed at Nationals:

Haleigh McGraw, runner-up; Jackson Keaton, 4th place; Jake Bashor, 4th place; Josh McGraw, 4th place; Casen Snyder, 5th place; Wesley Gibbs, 6th place; Lyndyn Gibbs, 7th place and Brendon Peters, 7th place.

All the ones that placed received All-American status by NUWAY (National United Wrestling Association for Youth).

Spencer Smith, Colt Burchett and Rylan Tennison also qualified for and wrestled at Nationals. Colt and Rylan ended their season as National-qualifiers, and Spencer went 1-2 on the day.

For the last few weeks, Luke Hoppes and Karli Parker have been working with the Cobras. Luke missed the podium but will continue to work with Coach Todd Keaton in the off season, and Karli became a National Runner Up.

“Also to all of you, Will Enochs, Nathan Leach, Klayton Campbell, Thad Stuckey, and Alex Smith, thank you so very much for coming in and working with the kids that went to Nationals,” Mike Bashor, a parent who volunteers his time to the Cobras, said.

“Thank you to all the coaches who volunteer their time to teach youth wrestling,” Bashor said. “(Thanks to) Todd Keaton, Wes Gibbs, Craig Snyder, Jermey Peters, Tom Weaver and Louis Reid for working with the Cobras and for the use of the high school field house to practice.

“These kid’s work ethic is beyond just practicing couple days a week,” Bashor said. “They eat, get plenty of rest and (take part in) extra workouts. A few went to train at Max Effort with trainer Aaron Luikart.

“This program is, by far, not just a wrestling program, they care about grades, (the) actions (of the kids) off the mat, and being a good sport.”

The Cobras abide by the moto, “Respect is Earned Not Given.”

Thanks to the Washington Court House Police Department for the Police Escort out of town Friday morning (April 5).

Jake Bashor (third from left), placed fourth at the National tournament.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/04/web1_Boys-on-podium.jpgJake Bashor (third from left), placed fourth at the National tournament.

Brendon Peters, at right, placed seventh at Nationals.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/04/web1_Brendon-Peters-7th-Place-1-.jpgBrendon Peters, at right, placed seventh at Nationals.

The Washington Police Department gave the Cobras an escort out of town on their way to the National tournament Friday, April 5, 2019.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/04/web1_Police-escort.jpgThe Washington Police Department gave the Cobras an escort out of town on their way to the National tournament Friday, April 5, 2019.

Haliegh McGraw, at left, was runner-up at the National tournament.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/04/web1_Hal-Magraw-Runner-Up-1-.jpgHaliegh McGraw, at left, was runner-up at the National tournament.

Members of the Court House Cobras wrestling team.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/04/web1_Youth-wrestlers-group-pic.jpgMembers of the Court House Cobras wrestling team.

Josh McGraw, second from left, stands in fourth place on the Nationals podium.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/04/web1_Josh-Mcgraw-4th-Place-1-.jpgJosh McGraw, second from left, stands in fourth place on the Nationals podium. Courtesy photos

This is a proclamation received by one of the youth who were State finalists.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/04/web1_Proclamation-for-one-of-the-kids.jpgThis is a proclamation received by one of the youth who were State finalists. Courtesy photos

Casen Snyder, second from right, stands in fifth place on the Nationals podium.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/04/web1_Casen-Snyder-5th-Place-1-.jpgCasen Snyder, second from right, stands in fifth place on the Nationals podium. Courtesy photos

Jackson Keaton placed fourth at Nationals.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/04/web1_Jackson-Keaton-4th-Place-1-.jpgJackson Keaton placed fourth at Nationals. Courtesy photos

Lyndyn Gibbs stands on the top step of the podium at the State tournament.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/04/web1_Lyndyn-Gibbs-on-podium.jpgLyndyn Gibbs stands on the top step of the podium at the State tournament. Courtesy photos

Haliegh McGraw stands atop the State championship podium.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/04/web1_Haliegh-McGraw.jpgHaliegh McGraw stands atop the State championship podium. Courtesy photos

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