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School Celebrates Greenbrier West's Championship

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"I didn't just win it for myself, I got the team title too," Greenbrier West's Dustin Yoakum said after winning the 132 lbs. state wrestling title.

When Yoakum won the 132-pound title on Saturday, he also clinched the first ever overall wrestling championship for Greenbrier West. On Wednesday, the school celebrated the team's successful run.

"I think it's cool the school got involved and celebrated it with us," Yoakum said.

All classes joined in the auditorium to relive the three individual titles the Cavaliers claimed-won by Yoakum, Malik Boatwright at 152 pounds and Tyler Parker at 170 pounds. And it was headed up by head coach Jeremy Tincher, who hasn't stopped celebrating.

"I watched our coach walk around the whole school with the state championship trophy. No, I don't think everybody's gotten off cloud nine yet," Parker said.

"I'm still on cloud nine, or even a higher a higher cloud than that. We're just so excited," Tincher said.

The championship fever isn't just running wild through the school, but also the whole area around it.

"When I first went to class, I walked in and everybody started clapping. It felt pretty good," Boatwright said.

"Everybody in the whole town knows you. Everyone knows that you did that and you're a part of it. It's just an honor," Parker said.

But for Tincher and the returning wrestlers, it's already back to work.

"We're not going to stop. We've got 10 sophomores on this wrestling team. They were all in the weight room Monday after school and they were lifting," Tincher said.