YCS Coach Gaylord Strand, Dillon Harris
Photo courtesy: Yelm Community Schools
– Yelm HS Coach Gaylord Strand to be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
At Yelm High School from 1974 to Present – in his 43rd season of service
“Coach Strand will be inducted in the national wrestling coaches Hall of Fame. He will be Washington’s inductee this year and will be honored at a Hall of Fame banquet in Olympia on March19. He will be permanently recognized at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Learn more about his outstanding career,” quoting Yelm Community Schools.
– Editor’s note:
Coach Strand is in a group of 11 inductees representing high schools, colleges and associations around the state of Washington. The Red Lion Hotel in Olympia will be the site of a banquet and induction ceremony, March 19th, 2pm. This event is open to the public, tickets can be purchased by clicking here for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Washington Chapter website.
– “‘I came back to wrestle’ says Yelm’s Ariana Zemke after year in Japan”
“Ariana Zemke moved across the world to wrestle for Yelm High School.
That’s the reason — the only reason — she is here.
Zemke, who spent the past year attending high school in Japan, said this mat room — and she’s wrestled in plenty of them — feels like home,” by Lauren Smith, Tacoma News-Tribune.