Wrestling award

Coach Jeff Bowman was recently named the Coalfield Conference Wrestling Coach Of The Year. Jeff (left) is pictured here with his son and current assistant coach Dalton Bowman.

PRINCETON — Princeton Senior High School head wrestling coach Jeff Bowman feeling good about his group.

The Tigers have been wrestling well over the last couple of years under Bowman’s guidance. This year has been no different as Bowman has been Bowman has a team filled with veterans and newcomers who had been showing progress every day. Bowman is feeling good about where his team is right now as they head into the postseason.

“We have four kids who are currently ranked statewide which has never happened before,” Bowman said. “I am looking to have at least seven or eight wrestlers make the state tournament. Its been a long season but we feel good about our chances.”

Bowman was recently recognized for being the Coach of the Year in the Coalfield Conference along with his son Dalton being recognized as well as he is an assistant on the team. It was a testament to how Bowman has been able to shift the program not just this year but as of late.

“We’re moving up as a program,” Bowman said. “We have a lot of kids who are sticking with the wrestling and that has been big for us. I want to give a ton of credit to my son because I couldn’t have been able to do all of this without him.”

With the postseason coming up, Bowman wanted his wrestlers to know that he wasn’t going to want them to change up things they hadn’t already been doing. The state meet is a big deal, but Bowman feels like his kids are prepared for it and that they have already wrestled in big tournaments throughout the season which he feels should have them prepared for the moment for when the time comes. The Tigers are confident they can not only get to states but place there as well.

Niqko Marshall is a freelance reporter for the Princeton Times. Contact him at ndmarshall90@gmail.com

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