Drew Wise, the senior captain of the O’Fallon wrestling team, is in his 4th year starting varsity and looks to lead the matmen to a winning season.
Newly assigned to the 132 weight class, Wise is off to a good start with a team record of, 4-1, and Wise’s personal record of, 7-1, taking second place at the Chatham Glenwood tournament as both an individual and as a team, a feat that surely could not have been managed without Wise at the helm.
Having previously won the Ironman Award for perfect attendance at practices, tournaments and dual meets, Wise has also earned the award for most valuable wrestler, and scholar wrestler.
Wise attributes his athletic and academic success to his older brother saying, “He set the bar pretty high, but I’ve made it my goal to try and out do him in every way.”
Everyone has faith in him including Coach Glenn Exton, who says, “He’s one of the best wrestlers on the team and definitely has the best technique.”
With the great start that Wise is already off to this season, he is quickly becoming a wrestler that will demand the attention of anyone interest in wrestling.
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