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Vernonia Wrestling head coach Chris Barnes watches some of his wrestlers prepare for the upcoming season.

Vernonia Wrestling head coach Chris Barnes watches some of his wrestlers prepare for the upcoming season.

Wrestling- Second year head coach Chris Barnes takes a young but determined team to the mat this season.  With just one returning senior and one state qualifier from last season, Barnes remains excited about the prospects for his team this year.

“Things look good,” said Barnes as his team warmed up for practice at 6:00 AM the day before Thanksgiving.  “It’s a very athletic group and very hard working.  We’ve been trying to change the culture in here to a hard working culture, which is happening.”

Barnes said he chose team captains who would best represent that hard working culture he is trying to instill.   Senior Bridger Steward, and juniors, Zane Green, Jeffery Goodman,  and Damian Young were all named team captains.  “Nobody outworks Damian, ever, in any way,” says Barnes.  Read More