Local wrestlers earn BKMF scholarships

Three Pickaway County high school wrestlers were honored over the weekend as the latest winners of the Ben Kasler Memorial Fund scholarships.

Circleville’s Trentt Fulgham, Teays Valley’s Gunner Havens and Westfall’s Hunter Probasco each were announced as winners of $2,500 scholarships. 

Pictured (from left) are Brandon Kingsley, BKMF Scholarship Committee; Bo Kasler, BKMF vice-chairman; Gunner Havens, Teays Valley; Hunter Probasco, Westfall; and Trentt Fulgham, Circleville.

With renewals in their second and third years of college, each scholarship can be worth a total of $4,000.

Fulgham, headed to Tiffin University, also was honored with the Clay Davis Memorial Scholarship presented to the most outstanding of the year’s winners of a BKMF scholarship.

Also during the evening, Fulgham was presented with a plaque commemorating the Division II state championship he won last month. He ended the season with a 44-7 record. 

Havens, a four-time league champion and four-time state qualifier, is headed to Kent State to continue his academic and wrestling career. Havens wrapped up his senior year with a 31-9 mark.

Probasco, who won a Scioto Valley Conference championship this season and qualified to the state tournament, is headed to Ohio Northern University in the fall. Probasco capped his career with a 38-9 senior season.

For the past 15 years, the BKMF has recognized seniors who excel in the classroom and on the wrestling mats. More than $100,000 has been awarded since the scholarship fund was established. 

Circleville’s Trentt Fulgham was presented with his state championship commemorative plaque during the event.

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