Shawnee High School played host to the fall meeting of the Oklahoma Wrestling Coaches Association (OWCA) last Thursday. The day included a speech from US Marine Colonel David Fallon on a leadership program that is a partnership between the Marine Corps and the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).

The partnership highlights the similarities between being a wrestler and being a Marine in an attempt to boost recruitment into the Marine Corps. Also speaking at the event were NWCA President Mike Moyer and 2007 NWCA Coach of The Year and NWCA board member Dave Crowell.

The Shawnee wrestling team opens their season November 11.