When Tommy Barlow talks soccer, he could easily bring up his personal accomplishments. He netted the ball 27 times last season and assisted his teammates with 17 goals. He was a leader of the Chaminade soccer team that advanced to the Class 3 state championship game. He was named Gatorade Missouri Boys Soccer Player of the Year, was an All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and chosen as the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association Class 3 Player of the Year.
Wrestling will be dropped as an Olympic sport starting in 2020 if a decision by the International Olympic Committee holds.
The committee voted last month to drop wrestling from the list of 25 core sports, allowing it to add one more sport, such as sport climbing, wakeboarding or karate.
If wrestling is dropped, it will be a shame. Wrestling is recognized as the world's oldest competitive sport. According to a history of the sport on the Olympics website, it was introduced into the ancient Olympics in 708 B.C., shortly after the games' recorded history began.