Johnson has success in girls meet

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling program sent third grader Ivery Johnson to compete in the Girls Only K-8 Youth and 9-12 High School Wrestling Championships in Salem, Mass on Feb 6, and she didn’t disappoint.

Johnson came in first place in her bracket and third overall with one pin on the day. Johnson fell in her second match by a mere one point against a girl that outweighed her by 30 pounds.

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling program is part of the Merrimack Youth Association. It strives to provide a safe recreational activity for Merrimack children in grades K-6. The program promotes the sport of wrestling, the world’s oldest sport, by providing a safe practice environment, by delivering high quality instruction, and by facilitating tournament competition opportunities.