With echoes of “Boomer!” through the historic Tommy Weast Gymnasium, where Comanche’s storied wrestling program has produced champions of the sport, an-other part of the sport’s history was added. CHS Wrestling Coach Jason Miller introduced two-time Comanche State Wrestler Garrison McCauley(Choctaw Tribe) as one of the University of Oklahoma’s newest wrestling team members.
The exciting letter of intent signing event was attended by classmates, family, and friends.“Not very many people in Comanche’s history have had the opportunity to go to a Division 1 school in sports, only a handful. And we haven’t had a Division 1 wrestler in quite a while,” Coach Miller said. “So this is a very big deal for me, his parents, his coaches, and the wrestling team.“Garrison broke five school records this year. I have every record Comanche has since they started wrestling in the late ’70s, so he broke some records that go way back,” said Miller. “He is an outstanding wrestler, but one of the things that gets him to OU is that he is a 4.0 student and has a very high ACT score.
That is a very big part of it. He takes care of business in t he classroom and he takes care of business on the mat. “We know he will do well because of his work ethic and we know Garrison is going to go up there and make us proud,” said Miller.
Pictured with Garrison (sitting center) are his mom seated at leaft, Jeri Donn McCauley, dad at right, Rodney McCauley, and (standing
left to right) sister Madison McCauley Wat-son, Coach Jason Miller, sister Whitney Mc-Cauley, and Assistant Coach Keith Hare.
(Story and photo provided by the Biskinik Newspaper the official publication of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma: To read the original and others please visit this May 2012 edition @ http://www.choctawnation.com/news-room/biskinik-newspaper-archive/)