McMillan named athlete of month

By Wendy Byerly Wood

February 6, 2014

Isaac McMillan was recently named Forbush High School Athlete of the Month. He is a sophomore wrestler at Forbush High School, coached by Jeff Farmer, Ron Carlson, and Jon Phillips.

He has a win/loss record for this season of 40 and 1, and he is a team captain.

He was awarded the Most Outstanding Wrestler award at the first ever “Big A” tournament in December, honoring wrestler Austin Macemore of Starmount who passed away last year.

He was the No. 1 seed in the WPAC conference tournament at 152 pounds and No. 1 seed in the 2A Regional Tournament to be held at Ashe County High School on Feb 14-15.

He was presented the award Jan. 23 before the home match against South Stokes.

McMillan has the best record on the team, and not only does he have school practice every day after school, but he goes to Arrichion wrestling club in Greensboro on Monday and Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. He also practices every Sunday at the Arrichion in Charlotte from 1 to 3 p.m.

He is coached by Larry Reynolds, Clay Reynolds, Ty Reynolds, Jim Guzio, and Anthony Dunbar

McMillan has wrestled all across the country with Arrichion including the Asics Vaughn Cadet and Junior Nationals in Fargo, N.D.

He is also a principal’s honor roll student taking all honors courses and maintaining an A average in all his classes. He volunteers with the Forbush wrestling club, which consists of teaching elementary school kids to wrestle.

McMillan’s goals are to win a state championship, wrestle in college, attend a United States Service Academy or a ROTC program at a four-year university, and serve the country after completing at least a bachelor’s degree.

He is also very active in the high school’s JROTC program, participating in the Academic team, and attending last summer’s JCLC (junior cadet leadership corp) at Oak Ridge Military Academy. He is also an active member of Forbush’s Student Leadership Association.

He is the son of Daniel and Crystal McMillan of East Bend.