Wright signs with Brewton-Parker

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Morgan County wrestler, D’monta Wright, signed a four-year athletic scholarship to wrestle at Brewton-Parker College, a NAIA institution located in Mount Vernon, Georgia. e Barons are head- ed up by Head Coach, Tim Mitchem, and are a Baptist Christian College.

Dee, as he’s called by his coaches and team- mates, said, “I’ll probably be wrestling between 157 and 174 pounds, but I’ve been wrestling a long time and am used to cutting weight so it’s no big deal.” e 6’2.5”, 180 pounder told how he got started in the sport, “I began wres- tling in the seventh grade at Morgan County Mid- dle School, but I had been

around the sport a while with my cousins. I was probably one of the worst kids on the team and didn’t even know if I wanted to wrestle in the eighth grade. Coach Dusty Mines told me that I really needed to wrestle. He would make sure I had a ride and en- couraged me to come back out. at year I was one of the best on the team.”

Wright wrestled for four years under Head Coach John Robbins. His fresh- man year Dee was in the varsity lineup the entire season and ended up mak- ing sectionals. e follow- ing season, as a sophomore, he started making the – nals of some tournaments and says he had more con- dence. Dee commented, “I lost in the State Duals to a kid I should have beaten after winning the Area.

In the Sectionals I had a heartbreaking loss in a match that would have put me into state. at same wrestler was a state placer.”

He started his junior season out going 15-0, but said, “I lost two tough ones after that, so in my mind it was not a good season for me.” Wright wasn’t sure again if he was going to wrestle his senior year. When he nally made that decision, he went all out. He lost early to a state champ in a tournament and then went on a ram- page coming in second at 182 in the Areas, Section- als, and State to the same wrestler from Je erson. “He was nationally ranked and is now a three-time state champion that was very skilled. He’ll probably go to somewhere like Ohio State,” observed Wright.

e senior is undecided about his college major but gave these thoughts, “I might want to go into education and coach wrestling, but I’m not sure. is scholarship means a whole lot to me. I really never thought much about going to college, but it gives me hop and means that I can make it if I work hard.”

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