High school wrestling is not talked about enough, and it is many times overlooked by students (boys and girls). Why should you consider wrestling?
1) The Lumberton High School wrestling program is rapidly growing and has multiple state qualifiers year after year.
2) We have coaches who care about you on and off the mat. They want to see you succeed in life.
3) Wrestling Develops Athleticism: helps you develop and improve coordination, balance, and strength.
4) Wrestling is a team sport, but it is also an individual sport. You learn to accept personal responsibility for outcomes.
5) You learn about nutrition.
6) You develop and improve leadership skills.
7) Helps you develop and grow mentally and emotionally. Focus is an important aspect of wrestling.
8) Teaches you discipline.
9) There are opportunities to travel and further your education.
Josh Watts went on to wrestle at UNCP.
Coaches supporting their college wrestlers (Josh Watts and Chris Kelly representing UNCP)
Former Pirate wrestler Michael Dudley is a Combat Medic in the United States Navy. He is an a HM2 (Hospital Corpsman) and works with the Marine Corps as their first line of medical treatment on deployment and operations. He has won many powerlifting competitions, and continues to break records. Dudley was selected to compete for Team USA in the 2019 International Powerlifting Federation’s World Open held in Tokyo
Haley Roach received the 2015 Robeson County Most Outstanding Wrestler Award and signed a letter of intent to wrestle at Ferrum College.
Pirate Davieyon King-McAlister Recently Committed To Wrestle at Bluefield State College
Pirate Justin Kelly thought he would not have the opportunity to go to college. He is currently wrestling and continuing his education at Allen University (full ride!)
We could go on and on showing you the accomplishments of Pirate wrestlers. Talk to Coach Jamie Bell and/or Coach Teague Little to find out more.