Cougar Crush fares well in Commonwealth Games

By Austin Eads

SWT Sports Writer


Wrestling season has finally arrived!

This past weekend, the Cougar Crush Wrestling Club traveled to the Salem Civic Center to compete in the 2013 Commonwealth Games of Virginia.

The Crush had three wrestlers place in their respective classes.

Kai Sherman finished the weekend with one win and two losses, which was good enough to earn the first year club wrestler a bronze medal.

Nicholaus Golden, one of the club’s more experienced wrestlers, was also able to finish third in his bracket with a 1-2 record.

Possibly the team’s most experienced wrestlers; Evan Alger was able to clinch a silver medal after finishing the tournament with one win and one loss.

First year club wrestler Diego Turner turned in a very impressive showing, but was unable to find victory, finishing 0-3 for the weekend.

While the wins were not exactly plentiful, Coach Bobby Alger was very pleased with the effort and improvement that his team showed in their second tournament of the year.

“I saw a great amount of improvement from our first tournament of this year,” said Coach Alger after the tournament. “Right now, we’re really trying nail down the basics and build overall toughness. The future of this club is very bright!”

If you have a child or know a child from Pulaski County in grades K-5 and are interested in having them be involved in club wrestling, please contact Bobby Alger with Cougar Crush Wrestling at



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