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Golden Eagles searching for first wrestling title

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This is a fair warning to the other teams in South Dakota; the Aberdeen Central Golden Eagles are coming for a wrestling state title.

 "We want to prove everybody wrong, and prove we are one of the best teams in the state."

Coach Rocky Burkett is in his second season as the school's head coach, and set a goal for his team when he got there.

"If we want to be mentioned with the top schools we need to go out there and start winning state titles."  Coach Burkett said.  "I think this team is really loose, we have fun, and put points on the bored."

The Golden Eagles are on the right track to earn their first ever school state wrestling title. Aberdeen Central is sending all 14 wrestlers to the state tournament, lead by Junior John Frisco.

"We work hard enough, and I think everyone is hungry enough for it," Frisco mentioned.  "Were just going out and getting it.  Do whatever it takes to get it."

Frisco has a record of 45 and 0 in the 170 pound class heading into state, and wants to treat this state tournament like it's just another regular day.

"In all reality it's not just another tournament, it's the state tournament," Frisco said. "You just got to go out there and wrestle likes it any regular day, and act like its any regular guy and you're going to take it to him."

As the State tournament inches closer and closer…The Golden Eagles want to make these types of things a regular occurrence.

"We got a pretty good youth program and people in charge of that promoting wrestling in Aberdeen," said Coach Burkett.  "I think it would be one more stepping to stone to build the program to the like of Sturgis or Pierre and those type of schools."

Now in order to be mentioned amongst those schools, the Aberdeen Central need to get that first ever title…and that starts on Friday.


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