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Buffalo High School student wins Gamer of the Week

Jan. 27, 2013 @ 09:30 PM

Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Gamer of the Week award to Kyle Frazier of Buffalo High School

Buffalo High School has provided yet another Gamer of the Week for us. Junior wrestling phenom Kyle Frazier has had an outstanding year so far for the Bison, posting a 32-7 record and is just 14 wins away from 100 career wins. Also, Kyle is fresh off a fourth-place finish at the annual WSAZ Wrestling Tournament in Huntington.

"I had to learn a lot of different techniques this year to become more competitive, and it has paid off for me in a big way," said Kyle when asked why he's had so much success this year. Frazier does what a lot of Single A school attendees do, play sports all year. It takes a special person to be able to train year-round for multiple sports and have the success he has had up to this point.

"I play sports year-round with wrestling, football and track. I lift with the teams in the off seasons and try to stay as fit as possible," Kyle said.

When asked about his expectations for the post season, Kyle chuckled and responded, "I plan to be the regional champ and I'll shoot for first at states, but if I get second I'll be fine with that I guess."

It didn't take me long at all to be around Kyle before I realized how great a person he is. He has a 3.9 GPA, plays three sports, is vice president of his class three years running, is a member of Future Business Leaders of America, and is active in his church's youth group.

When asked what got his start with wrestling he responded, "I got into wrestling my freshman year because I'm not very good at basketball, but still wanted to play a winter sport. At first I didn't want to wrestle, but my coach got me into it and I fell in love with it. It's definitely my favorite sport now. I've really had a lot of fun so far and hope it just keeps getting better!"

Please look for other local area high school athletes to be named next week's Gamer of the Week sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. and The Putnam Herald.

Matt Smith, MS, ATC, CSCS, is the Potential PLUS Program Director at Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc.