Each week we will have an article for our “Wrestler of the Week”. This is an award for the wrestler who has held himself to high standards on the mat, in the classroom, or in the community.
This week we would like to recognize senior AJ Smith who wrestles the 220 pound weight class for the Jasper Vikings. AJ has been a member of our program for 5 years with wrestled in the 220 pound weight class each of those years. The team wrestled in the Gardendale Invitational this past weekend where AJ’s weight class had 29 wrestlers participating. AJ placed 4th out of the 29. He has built a 14-4 record since the beginning of the season where most of his wins come from hitting big throws and upper body attacks just like our previous wrestler of the week, Ross McWalters. One of AJ’s throws was featured on our “Highlights of the Week” that was shared on our Facebook and Twitter page. For this reason, AJ Smith is our wrestler of the week.
He and the varsity team will be competing this weekend at the Fultondale Duals. Please come out and support the team. If you’re unable to attend, follow the Jasper Wrestling Team on Facebook (Jasper High Wrestling) and Twitter (@JasperALWrestle) for updates. Thanks and Go Vikes!