The names Eric Mateo, Aaron Morgan and Chase Chavers are all very familiar to Waynesville Tiger wrestling fans. Those are the last three Tigers to win individual state championships.

 


The names Eric Mateo, Aaron Morgan and Chase Chavers are all very familiar to Waynesville Tiger wrestling fans. Those are the last three Tigers to win individual state championships.
Waynesville senior Gabe Asano would like to add his name to that list this year.
But just four years ago, Asano had never taken part in a wrestling match.
Wrestling wasn’t even on his mind at that point.
But as Asano's senior year at Waynesville begins to pick up, he is one of the top wrestlers at his weight class in Missouri, with the potential to be the best by season's end.  

For more on this story see the Wednesday, Dec. 22 edition of the Daily Guide.