Starting strong

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Calera youth wrestling team finished eighth out of more than 30 teams at the Prattville tournament Dec. 1. Calera competed with just 12 wrestlers, with only three having previous wrestling experience. There to support the team were members of the American Legion Post 133 and American Legion Riders Post 133, which helped raise $1,100 for the youth program. Those attending the presentation were Joe Hines, Rex Fundberry, Aaron Wilcox and Shanna Wilcox. It is the first year for Calera wrestling. Shown are members of the team that competed in Prattville: (Front row, L-R) Hunter Chiarella, Blake Williams, Bravin Greer, Dominic Chiarella, Luke Mitchell, Brodie Mitchell, Andrew Middleton, Timothy Auten, (Middle) JT Seiger, Alex Connell, Noah Seiger, Hunter Alexander, (third row) Matt Auten, Robert Thomaston, Trenton Bell, (back) Steve Thomaston, Joe Seiger, Joe Hines, Rex Fundberry, Scott Gassner, Sean Chiarella, Mike Hoyt and Aaron Wilcox