Athlete of week: Catherine Dutton, Central

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With the State Wrestling Tournament kicking off next week, there’s a girl representing the Springfield Public Schools; Central’s Catherine Dutton.

“He does, he puts everything on the carpet,” said Bulldogs assistant coach Connar Loderhose.

Central’s Catherine Dutton has been struggling in the Bulldogs program since middle school.

“There was, I think maybe like two other girls maybe there’s a lot more there now,” Dutton said.

And as the sport grew for girls in Missouri, she grew up with it.

“She’s a lot taller than most girls he’s wrestling with, and that length can help in leveraged matches and only in certain positions you’re in,” Loderhose said.

“I try to stick to the foundation I tend to work on. I’ll try and I’d love to, like I know I have an easier match it sounds really bad but I’m out there and I’ll try new things to see if it works for me, ”Dutton said.

As only a sophomore Catherine is dominating her competition.

“It was like we were going out there, I’ll get it. Well, no, I’ll get you. I’m winning, I’ve worked for it, ”Dutton said.

And nothing will distract her from its goal of a state title.

We had a bad defeat in the sections, so I think the brakes are good for us, it will allow us to recover, collect and touch up some small details that you need to work on so that when we get to the state …

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