Senior wrestler has eyes on being top-ranked in state

Knox Central senior Ivy Partin is setting her eyes on being the top-ranked wrestler in the state of Kentucky in her class. Partin finished the 2019-2020 season ranked as the fifth-ranked wrestler in her weight class. Now a senior, she wants to go out on top. She is currently the fourth-ranked wrestler in her class.

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“I’m very excited to get this season started,” [Partin] said. “I plan on finishing first this season. Last year I placed fifth in the state, and I think I will be even better this year.”

“I really want to beat a guy this year,” she said. “I’ve never seen a girl that has been able to beat a boy since I’ve been wrestling. I held my own with quite a few of them last year, and I think I’m even stronger this year, and can do even better. I feel like I’ve gotten a lot stronger, and still feel like I have a lot to learn.’

Partin hopes that her participation and success will entice more young women to join the male-dominated sport. Her recommendation: try it out.

Partin also had nice words about her head coach, Hunter Luttrell.

“He’s awesome,” she said. “He does a really good job of making sure we’re all prepared. He will walk us through everything at practice and show us exactly how to do things the right way. He’s very knowledgeable about the sport.”

Luttrell praised Partin’s natural ability and her coachability. He also stated that her work-ethic and focus have made her a threat on the mat this season.

“She’s going to have a great year,” he said.

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