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Wrestlers honor Mitchell family at senior night
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Nate Umberger presents John Mitchell with an honorary athletic letter for Cooper on behalf of the senior Tiger wrestlers. - photo by Jessica Taylor
The Dawson County Tiger Wrestlers honored their seniors Jan. 23 before matches against White County. Seniors Brandon Jones, Nate Umberger and Jake Williams were escorted by their families and were recognized by the team, coaches and spectators for their contributions to the team and school. And one senior wrestler was there in spirit: Cooper Mitchell. The senior class honored the late Mitchell, who died in July 2015. Cooper was on the wrestling team his freshman year and was described as a “hard working young man with an infectious smile.” Cooper, who would be a senior this year, was recognized as always being a part of the team.