Kit Harris talks about the start of wrestling season


Hayden Burkhart, BHS journalism

Kit Harris has been the Baldwin High School head wrestling coach for 17 years. During this time, Harris has been coaching, he brought home BHS’s first ever state championship in wrestling. Baldwin had two wrestlers that took the state title in their weight division. Harris has a positive outlook on this year’s wrestling season.


Q: What are your goals for this season?


A: “Right now, to become really good at wrestling.”


Q: Who are some leaders that really stand out to you?


A: “Our senior class. Jake and Joel Katzer, Owen Tuckfield, Ben Morgenstern, Collin Crabtree and Wyatt Slavin.”


Q: What are you most looking forward to this season?


A: “I like the 1-on-1 aspect of the sport, I like the fact that any kid if they work hard can learn to be successful in it.”


Q: What is your hardest tournament this year?


A: “The Bobcat Classic in Basehor-Linwood about 35 teams from Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.”


Q: What is your greatest memory from your seventeen years of coaching at Baldwin?


A: “Last year my son was a freshman, I like coaching him. He works hard and makes me proud and he got to be on our first team that won a state championship.”