Two wrestlers advance to finals; five others still active

Cory Schmitt

February 19, 2011

Day two of the state wrestling tournament ended with two wrestlers finding themselves in matches to compete for the state title in their respective weight classes. Senior Ben Henson will compete for a title in the 119-pound weight class against Antoine White of Hazelwood West. While Senior Terrel ...

Spartans in second moving into wrestling day two

Cory Schmitt

February 18, 2011

Sophomore John Wood and seniors Ben Henson, Terrel Wilbourn, Justin Dickey, Andy King, Matt Greene, Wyatt Miller and Brian Paur will all be competing towards a state championship in their respective weight brackets today. Junior Cole Anderson and senior Luke Knoche lost their first matches but ha...

Ten wrestlers qualify for state

Ellen Hinze

February 14, 2011

With ten state qualifiers, the wrestling team has been preparing for the state meet at the University of Missouri Feb. 17-19. “The entire season has been working up to this point,” said Head Coach Steven Cross. “Now we are just doing some fine tuning with short and intense practices.” The...

Wrestlers take down Fort Zummwalt West

Ellen Hinze

January 14, 2011

Although the wrestling team has been winning its duals, the amount of injured wrestlers has increased since the beginning of the season. Senior Justin Dickey has a severed finger and is unable to wrestle. Senior Adam Greene has a concussion and is unable to wrestle. Senior Terrel Wilbourn just rec...

Wilbourn wins national wrestling championship

Bryan McCreary

April 1, 2010

Wilbourn's first opportunity to prove himself on the national level presented itself last weekend, and much like with the state championship, he did not disappoint. Winning the first national championship that Francis Howell Central has ever seen and just the second national championship that an...

Bourn with the Will to succeed

Bryan McCreary

March 5, 2010

Collapsing to the ground in the warm-up area of what was his home for two days, senior Brandon Wilbourn shed tears signifying the closing of a four year varsity wrestling career capped off by winning an elusive state championship. A championship that had always been within reach but never achieved....

Wrestlers place 3rd at state

Bryan McCreary

February 22, 2010

Following yet another undefeated regular season at 9-0, the Spartan wrestling team entered the gymnasium of Mizzou Arena Friday morning looking for a great run in the state tournament, and they were not disappointed. The wrestlers followed in footsteps of past wrestlers and kept the Francis Howell Ce...

11 qualify for state tournament

Bryan McCreary

February 19, 2010

Following a perfect regular season dual meet schedule at 9-0, the Spartan wrestling team went into the district tournament with a great deal of confidence. At Hazelwood Central last Friday, the Spartans stormed the mats with winners of district championships in five of the 14 weight classes. The team won ...

Wrestlers defeat Northwest to remain undefeated

Bryan McCreary

January 20, 2010

Coming after a win against Fort Zumwalt West, the Spartans wrestling team went into its match against Northwest with confidence and hope of remaining undefeated on the season in its dual meet schedule. The team was able to accomplish this with a 48-15 win, on the heels of many of the wrestlers who ha...

Wrestlers place 3rd in GAC tournament

Bryan McCreary

January 12, 2010

After winning a close 31-29 match against the 4-2 Indians of Wentzville Holt high school, the then 3-0 Spartans took to the mat against the Warriors of St. Charles West. Riding the undefeated dual match records of seniors Andrew Buffa and Brandon Wilbourn, the Spartans found themselves on the winning en...

Wrestlers look to carry on tradition

Bryan McCreary

December 16, 2009

The Spartan varsity wrestling team is continuing its winning ways this season. The wrestlers have carried their undefeated regular season record last year on into this year, starting the regular season 2-0. Led by seniors Brandon Wilbourn and Andrew Buffa and junior Terrell Wilbourn, the Spartans defea...

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