Leck breaks school record

Senior wrestler becomes all-time wins leader

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David Leck broke the school's record in wins at the Eureka Invitational on January 25.

Ethan Woodrome, Staff Reporter

On Saturday, January 25 at the Eureka Invitational, senior wrestler David Leck became the all-time leader in wins. Of Leck’s 131 career victories, 83 were pins.

Zac Sparr, who wrestled from 2006-2010, was the previous record holder at 130 wins.

“I’ve had this goal for a very long time,” Leck said, “(I wanted to break the record) since the beginning of sophomore year. That’s when I started thinking I could beat the record.”

This was not the only time Leck was on the record board. He was one of the Rockets’ state placers last season, coming in third. He has qualified for the state tournament all four years and has 30 wins seasons for the past two years.

Leck has only wrestled since Middle School.

“The thing about David is he didn’t start wrestling as young as other wrestlers do, making his achievement even more amazing,” said head wrestling coach Darian Eshelman. “David has earned every win through hard work and sacrifice and just being a tough kid. We are super excited for him to reach this goal.”