December 8, 2011
The 2011 Payson wrestling team is extremely inexperienced, with only two seniors, Zac Wilson and Jacob Spear, and was forced to give up double digit forfeit points in each match at a recent Grand Canyon University event because the team did not have wrestlers to enter in the 106, 145, 170 and heavyweight classifications.
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Because Payson High School wrestling coach Casey Woodall seizes every possible opportunity to enter his team into the most competitive high school dual meets and tournaments in the state, no one will ever accuse him of shying away from stiff competition. For instance, on Dec. 3 and 4 the Longhorns traveled to Grand Canyon University in Phoenix to compete in the prestigious Asics Southwest Showdown Duals that drew the best teams from a four-state area including ones representing schools with student bodies that number in the thousands.