February 12, 2016

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Dragons cruise to title

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 23, 2003

South Oldham wrestling coach Steve Fiser experienced a night he won’t soon forget.

The coach and his team cruised to the state wrestling title Saturday night at the Civic Center. It was the first title for the school and the coach, who’s in his 11th season at South Oldham.

“For myself and everybody involved in this program, it’s just been a great experience,” Fiser said. “I’ll remember this for a long time.”

South Oldham, which had wrestlers in all 14 weight classes at the state meet, took the title in easy fashion, dominating the field with 257.5 points.

Campbell County was runner-up with 185 points and Woodford County third with 174.5 points.

Rounding out the top five were Ryle (152.5) and Sheldon Clark (141).

Franklin County finished with 21 points, coming in 41st place out of 60 teams.

Fiser said the difference this year was a strong weight program in the offseason. His team settled for third place a year ago.

“We knew we had a good team coming back and we installed a weight program and the kids stayed with it,” he said. “There was a big physical difference this year.”

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