HOLDINGFORD - WJON's All-Star Student of the Week is now in his fifth year of wrestling varsity at Holdingford High School, and he has reached a milestone. During the Big Bear Wrestling Classic senior Zach Scott reached 150 career wins.

Holdingford Senior Wrestler Zach Scott
(Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)

"It’s good. Not that many people get to 150 wins so I'm just kind of proud of myself for that," says Scott.

He started wrestling in Kindergarten when his brothers convinced him to try a wrestling tournament. He took first place, and has wrestled since then. Thirteen years later, Holdingford Wrestling Head Coach Logan Oellien is glad Scott’s on his side.

"He’s quick. Great on his feet, very quick," says Oellien, "He’s really dominate on his feet. He hates being on the bottom so he makes sure he gets out of there right away, and he’s a pinner which is important."

Oellien says Scott’s 150 wins is a huge accomplishment.

It means you spend a lot of time on varsity, which means you’re pretty dominate as a young wrestler, and Zach has been that.

Even with Scott’s individual success, he is very team oriented. "These past couple of years we have been team oriented, each individual wrestles for their team," says Scott.

That’s what I like wrestling for. We’ve been able to compete at the top of our section; I just really wanted to make it to state.

Scott during warm-ups at wrestling practice.
(Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)

Coach Oellien agrees. "We’re all about team. Individuals come second, do what you need to do for team, whether that means really putting it all out there and getting either the pin, the tech, the major, or even saving that bonus point."

Scott is a three time state participant, and two time state place winner. At the end of his senior year he hopes to end up back at state placing in the top three.


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