Kimbrell commits to continue career at Stanford

Kimbrell commits to continue career at Stanford

By Jenny Sharpe, Sports Editor

Fairmont senior wrestler Tommy Kimbrell has committed to Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., to continue his education and wrestling.

Kimbrell is a tri-captain this year for the Fairmont Firebird Varsity Wrestling team and has more than 100 career wins. He is also close to the all-time win record at Fairmont, among several other achievements. Kimbrell is currently 26-0 with titles at the Firebird Classic, Cincinnati Coaches Classic and the Brecksville Holiday Tournament.

“Obviously, we are all extremely proud of Tommy. To be honest, though, it’s not a surprise. Stanford is getting a young man that is extremely intelligent and hard-working both on and off the mat. I believe Tommy will do really well at Stanford. He will receive a world-class education and compete for a great athletic program,” said Wrestling Head Coach Frank Baxter.

Kimbrell is a probable 174-pounder for the Cardinal and will major in Mechanical Engineering.