Humphreys of Winfield High named gamer of the week
Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc., & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Male Gamer of the Week Award to Bryce Humphreys of Winfield High School.
The Winfield High School Wrestling team is home to the now two-time defending state champion, Bryce Humphreys. He's been nominated for the prestigious Dutton Award, tied the state record for wins and is only the second wrestler in state history to win 57 games. Bryce is only a junior and has been competing at the national level for several years.
"I didn't really have a lot of low moments this year; I'd say the lowest point was at the conference meet where I almost got pinned. That was a big wake-up call and it was probably good it happened when it did. After I won at states I was still trying to at least place at national tournaments, so I had a little bit more to work for. I was one match away from placing at FILA Cadet Nationals in Akron, Ohio, last year so my goal was to place there this year," said Humphreys.
Head Coach Mike Cochran added, "Of all the wrestlers I've ever coached, Bryce is the hardest working. He works hard in the offseason, always gives 100 percent, has a great attitude, is extra competitive, helps others on the team, and has no discipline problems. He's just a great all around guy. I've got a great group coming back next year, including the state champion, so we should be in pretty decent shape."
Bryce is very humble when you speak with him, but hungry to keep getting better as an athlete; he started Track practice this Monday.
When asked about his offseason preparation Humphreys explained, "It was a lot of the same as last year. I had to make sure my cardio and strength were still there but I had to keep my weight down to stay where I wanted to be. I've been doing workouts for track, CrossFit workouts, and other high intensity training."
Bryce does all this and still has time to maintain a 3.8 GPA. He is the son of Jeff and Terri Humphreys.
Look for other local area high school athletes to be named next week's Male Gamer of the Week Award sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc., & The Putnam Herald.
Matt Smith, MS, ATC, CSCS, is the Potential Plus Program Director at Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc.
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