Wrestlemania, Norton style

We are taking a break right now at the Jake Durham Invitational wrestling tournament in Norton. The host Bluejays, who have won four of the last five Class 3-2-1A state championships, are faring well, leading the team standings, followed by Garden City, last year’s Class 6A (largest class) state champion.

Norton has won 13 state wrestling championships. The first six came under Durham, who coached the team for almost four decades. The last seven, all since 2004, have come under Bill Johnson, a former All-America wrestler at Fort Hays State University.

The nice thing about arriving in Norton last night was I could sleep until 8:30, get ready, leave the hotel at 9:10 and be there in five minutes. If I had to come all the way from Russell, I would have had to depart my house no later than 7, probably earlier. I won’t go back to Russell until tomorrow morning.

I’m glad I am NOT in Kansas City right now. Too much turmoil.

About David

Louisiana native living in Kansas. New Orleans born, LSU graduate. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, one toe less than most humans, addictions to The Brady Bunch, Lifetime movies, Bluey, most sports, food and trivia. Big fan of Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, New Orleans Saints, Montreal Canadiens. Was a big fan of Quebec Nordiques until they moved to Denver. My only celebrity crush is NFL official Sarah Thomas. I strongly dislike LSU fans who think Alabama is its biggest rival, warm weather, steaks cooked more than rare, hot dogs with ketchup, restaurants without online ordering, ranch dressing, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Alex Ovechkin, Barry Bonds, Putin, his lover in Belarus, North Korean dictators, Venezuelan dictators, all NHL teams in the south (especially the Lightning and Panthers), Brooklyn Nets and Major League Soccer.

Posted on 2015-01-10, in KSHSAA, Norton HS and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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