Thunder Basin wrester Seamus Casey will continue his athletic and professional career at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. It's not an easy endeavor to be accepted to any of the service academies but he persevered enough after knee surgery to earn a spot as a cadet.

Casey missed his entire senior season after suffering a knee injury at a big wrestling tournament in Iowa in October. He took 8th in that tournament at 160 pounds by the way but also was an all-state grappler in 4A in his junior, sophomore, and freshman seasons.

As a freshman in 2019, Casey took 2nd in the 4A 106-pound bracket at the State Tournament, losing to Clayson Mele of Green River 5-1. He finished the season with a record of 41-7. As a sophomore, he lost to Mele in the 120-pound semi-finals by a fall but came back to take 3rd with an 8-2 win over Jaxin More of Evanston to conclude the year at 36-12/ In his junior year in 2021, Casey competed at 145 pounds and lost in the semi-finals to Kelly Walsh's Annalu Benabise but once again rallied for a 3rd place finish with a 3-1 win over Dabe Steel of Sheridan. Casey went 35-7 for the season.

As a freshman, Casey climbed Devil's Tower outside of Hulett to raise money for the Folds of Honor, a charity that benefits family members of disabled or deceased veterans.

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PhotoFest! State Wrestling Finals Part 2

PhotoFest! State Wrestling Finals Part 2
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