Boys Varsity Wrestling
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Justin Cooper has resigned after two seasons as varsity wrestling coach at Columbus North.
The Bull Dogs went 8-23 in dual meets in 2017-18, and Cooper's teams – often low in numbers – went 17-43 over two seasons in dual meets.
This past season, Columbus North wrestling placed fifth in Conference Indiana, fifth in the Jennings County Sectional, sixth in the Jeffersonville Regional and placed 23rd in the Evansville Semi-State. The Bull Dogs had four wrestlers qualify for the semi-state, and senior Brigham Kleinhenz made the state meet at 170 pounds.
In 2016-17, the Bull Dogs were fifth in conference, fifth in sectional, seventh in regional and tied for 31st in the semi-state.
Cooper, a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College, was a nationally ranked wrestler at the Kentucky-based NAIA school during his career as an athlete. He also is a 2006 graduate of Whiteland High School, where he was the state’s No. 1 ranked wrestler at 189 pounds as a senior and twice advanced to semi-state competition.
Cooper previously had been an assistant coach at LWC and Whiteland prior to coaching for the Bull Dogs.
Columbus North is conducting a search to find its new head coach. Anyone interested in the position should contact Bull Dogs athletic director Jeff Hester at firstname.lastname@example.org.