2020 Greenbrier East Wrestling

Micah Fisher, Staff Writer

As this wrestling season came to an end, Greenbrier East was left once again proud of the wrestling team. There were many good times and great victories including two first-place team trophies; one from the “Raider Rumble” at Liberty High and the other from the “Pikeview Invitational” at Pikeview High. We had a few wrestlers take first at the regional meet: Colby Piner, Alex Zimmerman, and Owen Quinn. Another two wrestlers placed at the state meet: Owen Quinn (5th) and Colby Piner (4th).  Keep reading for an interview with GEHS head coach Brian Miluk.

This year the first-ever WV girls wrestling state meet took place at Parkersburg South. Emma Kesterson and Micah Fisher (two female wrestlers on the team) traveled to this meet where they both wrestled great. Kesterson took home a 4th place medal and Fisher took the champion title.

With four varsity wrestlers graduating next year, the team will need some new recruits. The seniors; Owen Quinn, Alex Zimmerman, Zach Mullins, Nick Thomas, Dylan Finley, and Sam Overholtzer will miss their coaches and teammates, but we know they will do great things after graduation. There will be about 8 wrestlers returning next year. 




Interview with Brian Miluk (current head coach at Greenbrier East):

Micah Fisher: How long have you been coaching here?

Brian Miluk: 9 years

MF: Have you enjoyed it?

BM: Loved it

MF: Would you say the team has had success this year?

BM: Yes, as a team it was successful. It’s hard to paint a whole team with the same brush. What is a success for one wrestler is not for another.

MF: What was your favorite memory from this season?

BM: The extra stuff. Like the Christmas gift exchange makes me smile. The five conference champions, the three regional champions, the two state place winners, Micah winning a state title, and Emma placing at states as a first-year wrestler. Too many great memories to name. My favorite memories are when other people enjoy happiness. Remember: “You can’t have great memories without great moments.”

MF: Do you plan on coaching again next year?

BM: That’s the plan unless God has a different plan.

MF: What is one thing that you hope your team has learned this year?

BM: Be a good person first, then be a good wrestler.

MF: What is your advice for future wrestlers at Greenbrier East?

BM: You will only get out of wrestling as much as you put into it. Wrestling is not a destination, it’s a journey. Enjoy the ride and build great friendships and relationships along the way. Learn something new every day—on and off the mat. Wrestling teaches so many life lessons that you don’t realize until you need them.