Cleveland’s Higher Calling Youth Wrestling Club dominated in one of nation’s toughest tournaments over the weekend.
Higher Calling coach Josh Bosken said his club wrestled hard at the Deep South Duals in Irondale, Ala., and came away with some big wins.
“After everything that has happened this year with COVID-19, it feels great to finally be back to wrestling,” said Bosken. “Our youth wrestlers had some major victories in Alabama but also some tough losses. Overall, we all agreed it was a blast being back together.”
Higher Calling is a wrestling program that gives young wrestlers of all skill levels, grades K through eight, a chance to learn the essentials of practice and competition. The goal of the program is to train and maintain the highest-quality athletes to help continue one of the finest wrestling programs in Tennessee.
Bosken said those who excelled at the prestigious tournament included Cleveland Middle School’s Chase Walker, who went 8-0 and pinned Stockton Allen, an Oklahoma wrestler nationally ranked in his age division.
“Chase wrestled with the championship team and had a massive win in the finals,” said Bosken. “His potential is unlimited. No one scored on him during the entire tournament!.”
Logan Raske was also 8-0, Bosken said.
“Logan did Logan, and got big team points every round,” said Bosken. “He is exciting to watch. He brings his very best every time.”
Trey Bell had a great weekend at 6-2, but the most improved wrestler at the Deep South Duals was Dominic Cordero, who also went 6-2.
“Dominic had two huge wins and wrestles a pace not many can keep up with,” Bosken stated. “Nobody wants to go up against him. He is a legitimate powerhouse. It was also great to see Trey taking out his frustration on his opponents.”
Other outstanding performers at the tournament were Carson Raske, Jaxon Flood, Qwyntan Dyer, Jose Cordero, Mattox High, Zac Bosken, Jett Maughon, and Boone Maughon who took third place in the individual tournament.
Allan Jones, the main sponsor of Higher Calling, said the accomplishments in Alabama were not unexpected, which is why families continue to relocate to Cleveland just to be a part of the Higher Calling program and to be coached by Bosken, one of the best coaches in the country.
“People tell me there is no other club anywhere with as much passion around it as Higher Calling,” Jones said. “Success at the at the high school level starts with Higher Calling. We are building champions and making history,”
He added, “I can hire coaches, but I can’t hire passion. Coach Bosken’s passion to win is incredible.”
For more information on Higher Calling, call coach Bosken at (513)646-4435.