2012-10-24 / Sports

Former Bear makes All-Army wrestling team

By Anne Marie Kyzer

A former Burke County High School wrestler has continued his involvement in the sport across the globe.

Derrick Walker, who graduated from Burke County High School in 2010, finished in the state’s top five in his weight class during his senior season with the Bears.

Now, Walker is serving in the Army and is stationed in Korea, where he took first place in a wrestling tournament earlier this month.

He has since been named to the All-Army wrestling team as well.

“He is still representing Burke County with a lot of pride and he is doing great,” BCHS wrestling Coach Johnny Castro said.

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