Guy Ellis

By now most people in the community are familiar with the State Championship exploits of the Grove high school wrestling team. But besides the varsity grapplers there is another State Champion in the community and his name is Garrett Sisco. Eleven years old, Sisco is a student at the Grove Upper Elementary and he captured the State Championship in the Oklahoma Kids Wrestling Associationís 80-pound division III class at Oklahoma City earlier this month.

Sisco had an eventful season leading up to the state championship meet. He won seven open tournaments this season as well as the Northeast Regionals in Pryor. Siscoís tournament record for the year was 47-4.

At the state championship meet Sisco tore through four opponents on his way to the state crown. Not a single opponent was able to score a point against the Grove youth and his victory in the finals was a second period fall over Joseph Smith of the Cowboy Wrestling Club from Stillwater. Smith is the son of Oklahoma State University wrestling head coach John Smith. There were 24 entrants in the 80-pound bracket.

Sisco is the son of Kevin and Shannon Sisco and the grandson of Leo and Phyllis Sisco, all of Grove. Besides wrestling Sisco also plays football and he enjoys fishing. One of Siscoís dreams for the future is to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling.