Little Rock McClellan has become the latest Arkansas high school to make wrestling a part of their athletics department. Athletic director Frank Williams and head coach Anthony Sessions made the announcement they will become the 64th school to add wrestling in Arkansas, continuing the sport’s rapid growth in the natural state.
Sessions joins the Little Rock school with championship experience, having led Conway to a state title while previously as coach of the Wampus Cats. McClellan made the decision add wrestling as a way to not only give students athletes an opportunity to play a new sport, but to also improve the Lions’ football team. The plan is to have the majority of the football players wrestle in the offseason to help give them better balance, strength, conditioning, and mental toughness. Please congratulate the entire McClellan administration on giving their students an opportunity to compete in the state’s fastest growing sport.
McClellan joins Hazen, Hot Springs, and Hot Springs Lakeside as high schools that will field wrestling programs this season. In addition, Lyon College and Williams Baptist College have announced they have added wrestling programs to compete in the 2014-15 season.