Local high school coaches agree that youngsters who dream about being an Olympian like Francis Howell graduate Sammie Henson or CBC  graduate Spencer Mango are losers in the stunning move by the International Olympic Committee executive board to remove wrestling from the list of 25 “core sports” in the 2020 Summer Games program.

“This is not good for such a participant-heavy sport, like wrestling,” said Westminster Christian Academy coach Tim Muehleisen. “Kids need heroes to dream about like Olympian Sam Henson who have come from St. Louis. Not having these people would be horrible for the sport.”