Wiesbaden Wrestlers: Grappling for gold

Photos by Karl Weisel

Wiesbaden wrestlers
Wiesbaden wrestlers battled through two days of top-notch competitions at the European Wrestling Championships in Wiesbaden Feb. 15-16. By day two, eight Warrior grapplers were still in the thick of it fighting for the top six places in the respective weight classes.

P16MagowanVsParkinsonKaiserslautern’s Ryan Parkinson hoists Wiesbaden’s Micah McGowan during the battle for third place honors in the 138-pound weight class at the DoDDS-Europe Wrestling Championships. McGowan claimed the victory with a 5-2 decision.







P16HempsteadVsMcCollumWiesbaden’s Andrew Hempstead pins Black Forest Academy’s Greer McCollum on the first day of competition. Hempstead fought through to the championship round taking second place at 160 pounds.



Dante Thomas nears a pin against Patch’s John Kellett-Forsyth in their 132-pound match. Thomas went on to claim gold in the final against Ramstein’s T.J. Moore.