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Mr. Austin Price
My name is Austin Price and I am a four year starter for the varsity wrestling team here at East Gaston High School. In my freshman year, I was named Most Outstanding Wrestler (MOW), and I have had a winning season all four years of high school. As current team captain and three times All Conference Wrestler, I hope to make a four time All Conference accomplishment this season. Two time Conference Champion and three time Regional Qualifier are some of my most memorable successes. The most exciting accomplishment has been receiving my 100th career win on Saturday, January 7th against a tough North Gaston opponent. Despite having a shortened season due to COVID-19 in 2020, reaching this milestone took perseverance and dedication to wrestling to make this goal a reality.
I have been wrestling since I was 4 years old, starting out at PAL Wrestling Club where my dad and Coach Ward (now at SCHS) coached us boys when we were not even big or strong enough to bridge or sprawl. During my middle school years, I was team captain at Mount Holly Middle, and I wrestled AAU with the Mat Masters and Lost Boyz Wrestling Clubs. I love being on the mat and love winning even more. I have enjoyed learning from a variety of coaches and clubs, and I think that has helped me to be the wrestler that I am today.
My future plans include completing this season with a great record, winning the conference, placing at the Regionals and making it to the States. I want to stand on the podium in Greensboro this year for the Wrestling State Championship, and that is my primary focus right now. As an inductee to the National Honor Society, I will be attending Averett University after graduation where I will be playing football and majoring in flight operations to become a commercial pilot.