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Derby’s Miles Wash Named Athlete of the Month – Presented by Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

After a fourth-place finish in Class 6A his sophomore year, Miles Wash has come back with a vengeance this year.  

“My plans coming into this season were to perfect the little things such as my endurance, hand-fighting and efficient moves in the referee’s position as I knew I’d be giving up quite a few pounds,” Wash said. 

Wash comes in at around 208-210 pounds, and at 5-foot-10, the kid is one of the smaller competitors. But his smaller frame gives him the quickness edge over all of his opponents. 

As coach Bill Ross boasts about Wash’s work ethic and ability to lead, one can see the passion and leadership during every meet. 

“It is a great honor coaching Miles Wash, day in and day out. He always comes to practice in a good mood and ready to work,” Ross said. “His personality is contagious, and it has a direct effect on the rest of the team. He comes to the practice room with a mindset to learn more every day and to work hard to be the best that he can be.” 

Wash has wrestled for seven years and has always wrestled with a chip on his shoulder, just like when he plays football. 

The junior finished as the football team’s leading tackler and is now looking to add a 220-pound state champion to his resume. 

Wash gives a lot of the credit to his coaches for his success. 

“I feel honored to be a part of two great programs that know nothing but hard work and pride. I couldn’t do it without phenomenal coaches in both sports, motivating me to be exceptional. It is a true blessing,” Wash said. 

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