Rasor looking for strong finish for Reed City wrestling season

REED CITY — Derrick Rasor is like any other high school wrestler who is hoping to enjoy a championship month in February.

The Reed City junior 160-pounder is in his ninth year of wrestling, having gone through youth and middle school wrestling, and is now in his third season in high school.

It’s been his best season.

“I need to work on my feet a lot,” he said. “My ankle’s been bothering me. I sprained it a couple of weeks ago. That’s been a downfall.”

Last year, Rasor got hurt during the season.

“My freshman year was a good highlight,” he said.

Rasor also has had some highlights this season.

“My second match of the year, I wrestled a kid who was a two-time state medalist,” Rasor said. “I pinned him in the first period.”

Reed City is at Chippewa Hills on Wednesday for team districts and at Caro on Saturday for individual districts.

“I want to make it at least to regionals, but I hope to make it to state,” Rasor said. “I need to work on my feet, that’s really about it. I’m fast on my feet. It’s wrist control and doing all of that little stuff.”

The Coyotes “are rough in some spots, but other spots we’re really strong,” Rasor said.

He played football in the fall and baseball in the spring. He’s been going to preseason baseball workouts on Sundays.