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Coble to hold Eagle Scout wrestling clinic to benefit St. Therese Catholic Church

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Southern Nash High senior Zachary Coble will host a wrestling clinic Saturday, April 21, to benefit St. Therese Catholic Church in Wilson.

The clinic, part of Coble’s Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout community service project for Troop 185 of Bailey, will have past Firebirds wrestlers with collegiate experience as the lead instructors as well North Carolina Wrestling Hall of Fame members Phil Mueller and Milt Sherman, who was an All-American at East Carolina University. 

Among the former Firebirds who will serve as instructors at the clinic are 2014 state 3-A runner-up Jacoby Benjamin, now at Northern Iowa Community College; 2015 graduate Ryan Ashley, who finished third twice in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A tournament and now wrestles at Campbell University; Channing Perry and Jordan Decosse, who was fourth in his weight class at the 2014 NCHSAA 3-A tournament and now is a member of the East Carolina University club wrestling team. 

In addition, Firebirds assistant coach Kenneth Jones will instruct on breakdowns, cradles and half-nelson.

“I wanted to be a little outside the box and I wanted to throw in my passion for wrestling and do a clinic and then donate the proceeds to a church,” said Coble, who was the 3-A Big East Conference champion at 182 pounds and a state 3-A tournament qualifier this past season.

The cost for the clinic, which will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., is $25 per participant, with all money donated to St. Therese for the purchase of a projector and screen. Participants who register by April 20 will receive a T-shirt.

Water will be provided but participants must bring their own lunches and snacks.

To pre-register or for more information, contact Coble at zacharycoble160@gmail.com.

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