WOMACK JOINS 100 CLUB

Chaston Womack has joined the 100 Club.
A Vandalia Community High School junior, Womack recently recorded the 100th victory of his prep wrestling career.
He joins Vandalia teammates Dalton Blankenship, Ryne Lipsey and Jake Stewart in the 100 Club.
Womack began the season with 71 wins. He recorded win No. 100 of his career at Petersburg-PORTA on Jan. 24.
"It was a great feeling," Womack said of getting to 100 career victories. "It's a good accomplishment.  A lot of people strive for it."
Womack admitted it was even more special because he reached 100 wins as a junior.
Wrestling is Womack's sport of choice.
So why wrestling?
"I don't know," Womack said. "I guess it's the only sport I'm good at."  
Womack's been involved in the sport since he was nine  years old.
"I got started back when I was in third grade," Womack said.
He's had success at every level.
Womack has devoted a lot of time and effort into wrestling, competing throughout the summers.
"I do a lot of off-season tournaments in the summer," he said. "That really helps."
Womack compiled a record of 35-13 last season, won a regional title, finished second at the sectional at 113 and advanced to the individual state tournament.
He credited his coaches and teammates with helping him improve year after year.
"We work hard at practice everyday," he said.
Womack has advanced to state twice in his career, as a freshman and a sophomore.
He's looking for a third trip to state this season.
"I hope to place at state this year," Womack said. "I need to control my nerves this year."
Whether he places at state this season or not, Womack has had a lot of success at the high school level.
And he still has his senior year ahead.
So what's been Womack's key to success?
"I just go into every match confident," Womack said. "I try to wrestle with all I've got."
 

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