Zach Doty, a 2014 Valley City High School graduate, received a Triple Crown trophy, sponsored by the North Dakota department of AmVets, for his 2013-14 Greco, Folk and Freestyle wrestling championships, at Valley Cityâ€™s Veterans of Foreign Wars Club.
â€śItâ€™s something the AmVets have done for years,â€ť said Gary D. Schlagel, Commander of Willis W. Weber AmVets Post 3. â€śItâ€™s quite an accomplishment. Anytime we can do anything for the youth and the community, itâ€™s our way of recognizing them.â€ť
Doty, who comes from a wrestling family, began his career in kindergarten and has since finished ranked in the State Class Wrestling Tournament in all but his sophomore year, took second in 2013â€™s Class A State Tournament 182-Pound Division and brought home the 182-Pound championship from Feb. 13-15â€™s State Tournament at the Bismarck Civic Center.
â€śZach was blown away â€” he thought it was real neat to get the award,â€ť Post 3 Employment and Service Officer Scott Crump said. â€śZachâ€™s a heck of a kid, and itâ€™s a heck of an award.â€ť
Doty will extend his career this fall at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.View more articles in: