July 3, 2013
Aaron Puckett was one of two state champion wrestlers at Bonner Springs High in 2012-13. BSHS coach Brandon Jobe called the International Olympic Committee's decision to recommend that wrestling be removed from the list of core Olympic sports a "wake-up call" that the sport needed to modernize.
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The story of wrestling’s battle to remain in the Olympic Games transcends continents. And yet it can also be told without leaving one’s Northeast Kansas community.