On Friday and Saturday, the Princeton High School wrestling team coached by Jeff Bowman participated in the annual Bobby Bates Wrestling Classic, hosted by the Wise Central, Virginia wrestling program. This event brought together over 300 wrestling competitors from 29 area high and schools from Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee.
Three Princeton wrestlers medaled, two brothers Eli and Connor Padgett and Trace Hatfield along with other team mates found themselves in a tenacious struggle. Connor, took 5th place in the 106 weight class, Hatfield took 7th place in the 113 weight class while Eli took 8th place in the 138 weight class. Congratulations to these three young men as well as the entire Princeton Team.