McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Features

December 12, 2013

Buffs’ Cannon ‘lives for battle’

(Continued)

McALESTER —

Since the team started competing for the 1914-15 school year, the Cowboys have won 34 team and 134 individual national championships.

Wherever he winds up, Cannon said he plans to major in business or engineering. He said he’s currently taking four college-level classes at Eastern Oklahoma State College, and he’ll take four more next semester.

“Calculus, physics; I like that stuff,” Cannon said.

“Anyone can go into business, really.”

Cannon sometimes plays drums during services at Life Church and works for Independent Machine in McAlester. But he still devotes most of his free time to improving his wrestling, either by watching live or online matches or through private lessons.

“He lights up when he goes into battle,” Don Cannon said. “That’s it. I mean the kid lives for battle.”

Donald Cannon has had to battle several forms of adversity throughout his high school wrestling career. He’s suffered multiple injuries, gone through three head coaches in four years and played for squads whose low numbers inevitably led to forfeited matches and lost dual-meets.

But through all those challenges, Cannon remains a champion.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Features
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.