Winfield’s Dixon is this week’s Boy Gamer
Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s male Gamer of the Week to senior Chance Dixon of Winfield High School.
A member of the wrestling team at WHS, Chance is a strong competitor for the Generals. He has an impressive 137 high school wins and is a four-time state qualifier. This season he finished undefeated at the Army National Guard Duals, 7th at the 2019 WSAZ Wrestling Invitational, second place in the Cardinal Conference and is the Region IV 170-pound weight class champ. Even though he’s had quite a successful season, he is still hungry for more. Dixon will be competing in the 72nd annual West Virginia State
High School Wrestling Tournament this weekend with hopes to achieve his goal of becoming a state champion.
Chance has been wrestling since the sixth grade and it has taught him hard work and dedication is what it takes to win. In this highly competitive environment, all you have is yourself. With the responsibility on his shoulders, he embraces it stating, “If you mess up, it’s on you. The one-on-on competition is extremely fun.”
In a sport that requires a lot of individual work on the mat, he is influenced by those around him. For example, he spoke about his teammate Jamie who won a state title last season. “Jamie pushes me, I’ve gotten better this year with him. All of my teammates drive me to do my best, giving my all each match. When we practice against each other it makes me better,” Dixon stated.
Not only do his teammates add to his driven nature, but his coaches contribute as well. Head coach Mike Cochran describes Chance’s work ethic to be one of the best on the team.
“He’s very serious. He gives 100 percent every time at practice and when competing,” Cochran stated.
Even other coaches and referees have taken notice of his presence on the mat. All that recognition has stemmed from his dedication in the weight room with his buddies. The serious work put in all year has been a large part of Dickson’s success this season.
Chance is the son of Lee and Sara Dixon and holds a 3.0 GPA. With graduation approaching, Chance plans to attend Bridge Valley Community and Technical College to become a welder.
Please look for other local high school athletes to be named in next week’s male Gamer of the Week Sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald.
Luke Nelson B.S. in Health Sciences, RevvedUp Fitness Coach at Teays Physical Therapy Center.