Whitehead to wrestle at Notre Dame College

Published 9:50 pm Thursday, August 2, 2018

Former King’s Fork High School standout Dennis Whitehead will continue his wrestling career at Notre Dame College in Ohio in the fall.

After interest from both Averett University and Notre Dame College, Whitehead decided to attend Notre Dame. The program and the atmosphere of the campus felt more comfortable to him.

“It’s a family atmosphere, and I feel more comfortable talking to the coaches there,” Whitehead said. “They have a strong program there, and they make sure you are staying on top of your academics. They help in any way that they can. I just want to come in and work for my spot and keep the wins coming there.”

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The former Bulldog was proud of what he was able to accomplish during his time at King’s Fork. However, he does believe he could have achieved more.

“I accomplished a lot during my high school career, and I made a ton of history,” he said. “I feel as if I could have been better, but we can’t change the past, and we can only move forward. I hope my teammates at my high school break my records and accomplish what I did and even more. I am just the first of many to make it.”

Whitehead currently holds the all-time wins record for wrestling with more than 100 matches under his belt.

He was a two-time conference champion and two-time regional champion. On the state level, he went from finishing fifth in the state in his weight class to finishing as a state champion during his senior season.

Whitehead was also a standout on the football field in his time at King’s Fork. He was an All-District performer.

Though he is headed to Notre Dame to wrestle, he’d consider the possibility of stepping on the field for them as well.

“I don’t plan on playing football there, but who knows,” he said. “Who knows what the future may hold when I get there. You just never know.”

King’s Fork wrestling coach Jason Dunaway thinks highly of Whitehead. When Whitehead won the Class 4 state title back in February, he called it a feeling that will never be forgotten.