SUGARCREEK (WJER) (January 21, 2022) – The Garaway Pirates wrestling team are hosting the peg leg scuffle Saturday.
It’s a tournament where wrestlers from twelve high schools compete in pools in each of the 14 weight classes. The wrestlers with the best records in their pools compete for the championships.
Garaway Coach Greg Miller says the Pirates are looking forward to some fan support.
“We have a pretty good group of spectators throughout the day,” he said. “It’s just another opportunity for our kids to get in front of the home crowd. There are quality opponents for kids when the get into the finals. Those final matches are usually pretty good battles.”
The name – the peg leg scuffle – was thought up by previous coach Sedric Gerber about a decade ago. It helps the event stand out among a bunch of less-creatively-named tournaments this time of year. Miller joked they could take the theme further.
“Our trophies might be a little mundane,” he joked. “We could spice it up a little bit being we have a pirate theme name. Maybe we need some pirate-themed awards … a treasure chest or something.”
The wrestling starts at 10 a.m. and usually wraps up around 4 or 5 Saturday at Garaway High School.
Garaway’s lone senior Kyle Miller is undefeated so far this year. He qualified for states his freshman year but has been fighting injuries and other issues to stay on the mat ever since.
“He’s doing really well this year,” Coach Miller said. “He missed a tournament earlier in the year because he was injured as well, but he’s getting healthy and he’s looking really good at practice. He should have some solid competition this weekend at our Peg Leg tournament.”