Central Empire Wrestling Returns to Heat Up Sigourney

 

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JT Energy on ropes in Memorial Hall last fall. 

Keota - When a kid’s dreams are discovered in his home county, amazing things tend to follow for everyone. Such is the case in the life of 2006 Keota graduate, Austin Bayliss, and the lives of many he has impacted when he chose to take a leap and follow his dream of becoming a pro-wrestler. The beauty of this story is that his dream came to him, and that is what has inspired his current promoting status at Central Empire Wrestling, (CEW.)

            Somewhere around the age of 16, Bayliss attended a pro-wrestling event in Delta that changed his life. What he always wanted to do seemed very possible and he went for it. He volunteered for grunt work at the next event, continuing with this until it eventually evolved into training and eventually being added to a roster. All of this training took serious commitment throughout his high school years, and he missed many of the traditional events like prom, and football, etc. The trip to Algona every weekend for years toughened him up in many ways.

            After attending Kirkwood, Austin started CEW in 2007 with not much to land on. With nothing but a wrestling ring, and his mom paying the rent on the building, CEW had their first event in the West Chester School in 2007.

 

For the rest of this article, check out the February 27th issue of the Keota Eagle.