by David Brox, email@example.com, follow me on twitter @OdoggBrox
Darien Willis is staying busy this senior year. He just wrapped up his senior season on the Sumner Academy football team. Willis was a member of the KCK Preps All KCK Team Defense and he is making his presence felt now on the wrestling mat.
His success so far this senior season should be no surprise as last year he enjoyed a lot of success. He finished 4th at 189 pounds in the 4A division. He finished 1st at state in the USAWKA kids wrestling also at 189 pounds.
Willis a.k.a the Kung fu Panda is undefeated this senior season with 8 wins. January 7th he will be traveling to Bonner Springs with intentions of keep his undefeated record in tact. Darien is currently wrestling at 195 but plans to drop weight to 182.
Darien is a Kauffman scholar and I have complete appreciation for this accomplishment as I myself was in one of the original Kauffman classes. He is setting a tremendous example for his younger brother Caleb Willis who no doubt will follow the example his brother is setting competitively as well as in the class room.
Football and basketball are definitely not the only sports that you can compete and secure scholorships at the next level. Darien is being recruited by some good schools in Iowa State, Benedictine and Missouri. Several other schools are looking at him and I believe which ever school gets Darien they are getting a young man with character and competitive fire.
Check out Darien's highlights on the mat and we look forward to following his continued success.