Grimes to Wrestle For Fort Hays State

By Jeff Gulley

With a state championship, an undefeated season and the mantle of team leader on his plate, one thing Osawatomie senior Zach Grimes won’t have to worry about is next year.

Grimes inked a letter of intent to wrestle at Fort Hays State University next season.

“It was really an easy decision,” Grimes said. “They had my major and they are affordable. They have a rich tradition in wrestling.”

Grimes said he went on four official visits and talked with about 20 schools but in the end, it was Fort Hays technology studies program that clinched the decision.

Grimes finished his junior year with a 45-5 record with three of those losses coming at the state tournament.

After winning two matches at state, Grimes lost a match to Zach Anderson of Clay Center on a takedown with just 13 seconds left. Then in the next match, he reinjured his knee and was done taking sixth place by injury default.

Grimes had knee surgery in the off season and said the knee is about 95 percent at the start of the season.

He is currently ranked number two in the state at 171 pounds with Anderson ranked number one.

The wrestling season begins for Osawatomie with the Pleasant Hill, Mo., tournament on Dec. 3-4.

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