Magic on the Mat

Sabrina King made history, becoming the first female wrestling state champion from SCHS, Trey Ward nabbed his own state championship title, and Cassidy Head has paved the way for her future as a Pirate wrestler

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Courtesy of SCHS Wrestling Twitter

Seniors and Wrestling State Champions Trey Ward and Sabrina King celebrate their victories together

by Grant Peters, Sports Editor

The last time St. Charles High was able to produce a wrestling state champion was in a different century, back in 1999. That all changed on Tuesday 9, 2021. Senior Sabrina King would go 32-0 with 32 pins to nab herself a state championship, the first for a female from SCHS. Obviously the physicality was there for King, however she believes the mentality she has is more important.

“I would probably say my mentality towards the sport of wrestling is what helps me so much with my success,” King described. “When I train, I train to win and when I wrestle I am going out there to win nothing less.”

As if one wasn’t enough, senior Trey Ward wanted to add to his resume with his own state championship victory. When asked how he felt about being the first male wrestling state champion for SCHS in 22 years, Ward described that he has been humbled by the title. 

“It is actually a huge honor knowing that. It’s an even bigger one knowing I’m the first of this generation so that would mean I set the path for future wrestlers to come into the program,” Ward said. 

Although the two seniors reigned supreme in this year’s Missouri wrestling state championship, junior Cassidy Head has made a name for herself. Placing sixth at the championship, Head is preparing to become the second female wrestling state champion for SCHS in the 2022 wrestling season. 

“This year wasn’t my year and 6th place is nothing near my wrestling ability,” Head stated. “I know that for next year I have to work 10 times harder for what I want and that will naturally come. I plan on being a state champ next year.”

It’s an understatement to say that this year’s Missouri wrestling state championship was thrilling for those at SCHS. History was made, and the future of the wrestling program for the Pirates is looking as bright as ever.

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