The spark is there: Walker driven by hard work, faith

Cody Dalton
Sports Editor

During a demonstration of his youth wrestling league at South Newton Elementary School several years ago, Newton-Conover wrestling coach Eddy Clark remembers the expression on the face of a young Josh Walker.

“His eyes just bugged out,” Clark said of Walker, who was in second or third grade at the time. “He said ‘I like wrestling.’”

Now a senior wrestler for the Red Devils, that same passion and enthusiasm for the sport is what has carried Josh Walker to where he is on the mat today and where he hopes to go on it in the future.

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