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Five Little Warrior Wrestlers Earn a State Birth

The West Branch Little Warriors Wrestling Team had nine wrestlers compete last weekend in the Ohio Youth Wrestling Association (OYWA) District Tournament in Austintown.  After a long day and strong competition, a total of five Little Warriors stepped onto the podium earning advancement to the (OYWA) State Tournament on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Akron Firestone. 

The Little Warriors Wrestling Team and West Branch Middle School's 6th Grade will be represented by four 1st Place Champions which include:

  • Beau Nezbeth (79lb)
  • Jordan Wayt (100lb)
  • Masen Hively (132lb)
  • Gavin Hang (150lb) 

Wrestling Crew WBMS


Also, a 4th Grade student at Damascus Elementary, Jackson Benner (70lb), finished 3rd Place Finish.

The Little Warriors have trained under Head Coaches Dave Wayt and Kim Nezbeth who are both West Branch Wrestling Alumni and grads.  The opportunity to compete at the State Tournament is a result of dedication, persistence, and hard work.  Congrats and Go Warriors!   

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