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The next generation of the Clayton family officially became a member of the Thunderwolf family on Thursday, with the commitment of Madison Clayton, from Hammarskjold High, to Lakehead University Wrestling.
Clayton, who plans to study Kinesiology and French, joins her father Francis, who is in his second term as head coach of Lakehead Wrestling after building the program for nearly two decades from the 80’s to the early 00’s. Madison started wrestling around grade five, but was an avid runner among other athletic pursuits throughout her youth.
“It’s exciting,” says coach Francis Clayton. “…we sometimes say as wrestling coaches, you coach other peoples’ kids for 20 years, then hopefully near the end you get to coach your own kids. I think it’s just as exciting that she’s a Thunder Bay product from a good wrestling program at Hammarskjold. “
“I think it’s a natural progression for Madison, she’s a remarkable student-athlete and an excellent representative of Hammarskjold High and our board,” says Principal Bishop. “It’s great to see her have this opportunity at Lakehead University. We’ve got a good connection with Lakehead Athletics with some of our cross country runners and skiers, Madison’s a fine example to Thunder Bay youth.”
“Madison has the work ethic and determination of an elite athlete,” says Smith. “Having a class act like her on the team signals a bright future for Lakehead Wrestling.”