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Work continues for Louisa wrestlers

Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 9:00 am

Trevor Gallo, who coached Louisa County Middle School’s wrestling team last year, is currently serving as the wrestling team’s interim head coach until an official announcement is made. The team started offseason workouts on Monday.Mats were laid down, sprints were run and weights were lifted on Monday as the Lions wrestlers started their offseason workouts in the gym of Louisa County Middle School.

It was business as usual, despite highly unusual circumstances.

The Lions, the defending Jefferson District champs and runners-up of the Conference 23 Tournament, are without a coach. Former coach Dean Hall resigned amid controversy from the school in May after just one year, as he is currently embroiled in an alleged assault and battery case of two minors from the school.

To an outsider, it seems as the though the team now doesn’t have a leader. But so far, it seems they have more now than they’ve ever had.

“A lot of people, mostly parents and others have come out to get the kids ready for the upcoming season and camp in two weeks,” said Jerry Mills, whose son, Austin, wrestles on the team. “I think they’re sticking together and working through it all. I think they’re alright.”

To read the entire story, see the June 12 edition of The Central Virginian.