Hahnville High School wrestler wins state championships
Junior Levi Gruwell followed his brothers’ love of wresting to success.
“I started wrestling at ten years old because my brothers were all into wrestling," said HHS wrestler Levi Gruwell. "We really don't know where the wrestling came from. No one in our family is a wrestler but all my boys have shown an interest in the sport and they have been very successful," said Gruwell's mother, Misty.
Gruwell truly began competitive wrestling at Hahnville High School. "My wrestling coach, Coach Dan Erwin, is very caring. He knows how to approach you as a person. He is always there for us whether we win or lose," said Gruwell as he turned his Wrestling State Championship ring around his finger. As a team, the HHS Wrestling team took 7th place.
"It is challenging to stick with it and practice. It can be very hard. We practice five days a week and it does start to take its toll on you," said Gruwell. He went on to say, "Losing is not fun, so you do what you have to do to keep winning matches."
Gruwell qualified for the nationals last year but didn't participate because he attended a month long wrestling camp in Minnesota. This year Gruwell won the Southeast Regionals in freestyle and at the end of July he will be attending the National Team Tournaments this summer in Oklahoma City. He then takes off to Fargo, North Dakota to compete in the Individual Nationals.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Lutcher coach Tim Detillier is fond of saying “they should collect the money on the...
Targeting events with the most crowds, St. Charles Parish Public Schools has...
A hungry and prepared Jesuit team spoiled host Hahnville’s preseason jamboree...
When it comes to insurance, the catastrophe can linger long after the devastation...
A $1.4 million bid has been awarded to Barriere Construction Co. in Boutte to...
When Cameron’s mother put a stethoscope to Jamie Napolitano’s chest and heard her...
At Saia Auto Consultants, our ultimate goal is to get you the highest quality vehicle for your money.
Festival of Charities crowns 2015-16 royalty to help charitable causes - 804 views
Festival of Charities crowned new royalty on Aug. 9 in Destrehan at the American Legion Home.