“I really like competing,” Kemps Miller said. “I’m pretty confident I can make it to states this year.”
Miller has been wrestling since the age of 4, and as a freshman he entered high school and was put on the varsity team. He has kept his varsity spot and is now a captain of the team as a junior.
This year, Miller has won the majority of his matches with a record of 19 wins and 3 losses. Also, he is approaching 100 wins in his wrestling career. As of now, he has 89 wins – a mere 11 victorious matches away from the title. If he reaches this, his name will be immortalized on a banner in the high school gym, along with the other recipients of the title.
Only 12 other Gull Lake athletes have accomplished this, and it is especially rare for a junior to do so.
“It’s been done before, but I think it’s a pretty big accomplishment,” Miller said.
Last year, after his second year on the varsity team, Miller was only a single match away from making it to state.
This year, he hopes to go further.
“I think I have a pretty good shot,” Miller said. “I just really enjoy the sport, and I’m really excited.”
The wrestling team will compete in a home match next week on January 23 at 7 p.m., followed by a conference meet in a few weeks.
By Cammy Murray