Kubasaki wrestling Wall of Fame open for business
Published: June 25, 2012
It took plenty of research and elbow grease on the part of Kubasaki High School’s wrestling coaching staff, but the new Wall of Fame is complete and is open for business in the Dragons’ wrestling room.
Head coach Ron Geist, athletics director Fred Bales and the Dragons wrestling coaching staff helped do months of research recovering the names of every Kubasaki Far East individual gold medalist since 1976, and created name plates and mounts that are screwed into a portable wooden wall.
All told, the names of 96 gold medalists are on the Wall of Fame, products of the most decorated wrestling program in Far East tournament history, with 21 team banners. Plenty of room remains for more, let me assure you.
The new Wall of Fame replaces the one in the Dragons’ old wrestling room, the wall painted over last summer by a contract outfit whose task was to convert the room into a classroom.
The unveiling of the Wall of Fame was a bittersweet moment – it came a couple of days after Geist suffered a stroke, partially paralyzing his right side; he’s headed to the States for rehabilitation later this week.