Fort Campbell, KY – For the first time since 2008, the Fort Campbell wrestling Falcons finish regional competition with two regional champions. Ki Ryder and Gino Haywood both took first place in their weight class Saturday, February 15th.
This is the fourth time Ryder has qualified for state competition. He has committed to wrestle at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia.
In addition to the two champions, the Falcons had six state qualifiers including Jake Jorstad who finished as regional runner up.
“I am extremely proud of the efforts this past weekend,” Falcons wrestling head coach Anthony Shingler said. “We wrestled very well and took care of business. With our injury littered season, to qualify six and place three others is huge.”
Two Fort Campbell wrestlers become regional champions (photo submitted by Ft. Campbell Wrestling)
At Regionals the Falcons competed against programs from 12 other regions including Hopkinsville, Christian County and Ohio County.
The Falcons finished fourth overall. Union County took first place.
“I cannot say enough about these kids effort this season. They simply competed and did what we asked.”
Next, the Falcon’s will travel to Alltech Arena in Lexington, Kentucky to compete in the KHSAA State Championship Friday, February 21.
“With state this week we have some very tough matchups, but I feel if we can take care of business, we can come home this weekend with some more hardware from state.
Falcon’s Finishes at Regionals
1st Place – Ki Ryder, Gino Haywood
2nd Place – Jake Jorstad
3rd Place – Louie Regalado, Brian Hedrick
4th Place – AJ Ogburn
5th Place – Alex Curl, Enrique Martinez
6th Place – Jordan McKinnon
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TopicsAnthony Shingler, Coach Anthony Shingler, Fort Campbell, Fort Campbell Falcons, Fort Campbell Falcons Wrestling, Fort Campbell High School, Fort Campbell High School Falcons, Fort Campbell High School Wrestling, Fort Campbell Wrestling head coach Anthony Shingler, Gino Haywood, Ki Ryder