SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 31
(By Senators Plymale, Yost, Kessler (Mr. President), Unger, Stollings and Jenkins)
Congratulating the Huntington High School wrestling team for winning the 2013 West Virginia AAA State Championship.
Whereas, The Highlanders completed an amazing 2013 wrestling season, which resulted in Huntington High School’s first ever wrestling state championship; and
Whereas, En route to winning the championship, the Highlanders defeated four-time defending champion Parkersburg South in impressive style, finishing with three individual state champions, placing ten out of fourteen wrestlers, and racking up 200 points; and
Whereas, The Highlanders are led by head coach Rob Archer and assistant coaches John Dempsey, Steve Riner, Zack Fraley and Randy Edrington; and
Whereas, The Highlanders team consists of wrestlers Jordan Allen (State Champion), Justin Arthur (State Champion and Most Outstanding Wrestler), Jacob Blackburn, Austin Budd, Nigale Cabell, Carter Capehart, Isaac Carpenter, Chase Childers, Paden Christian, Devin Dempsey, Dylan Dempsey, Jesse Donahoe, Andre Franklin, Logan Grass (State Champion), Stefan Gibbs, Alex Haddox, Trevor Johnson, Tucker Kennedy, Jacob Ketchum, Toney Kitts, Jason Martin, Kyle McCoy, Patrick Murphy, Aerison Parrish, Jeremy Perkins, Ian Preston, Tanner Ratcliff, Cody Shepherd, Johnathan Spence, Noah Toney, Billy Waldeck and Bryce Wooten; andWhereas, The Highlanders displayed their strong will and determination for an entire season and will be remembered as one of the most successful teams ever assembled in West Virginia high school wrestling history; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby congratulates the Huntington High School wrestling team for winning the 2013 West Virginia AAA State Championship; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate acknowledges the dedication and commitment of each individual coach and wrestler, which resulted in the Highlanders winning the first ever wrestling state championship for Huntington High School; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Huntington High School wrestling team.