Southwest wrestling bringing back 'Takedowns for the Troops'

The wrestling team at Lincoln Southwest High School will host Lincoln Northeast High School for its third annual Takedowns for the Troops. The event, scheduled for 6 p.m., December 14 at Southwest High School, 7001 S. 14th St., will raise money for the Disabled American Veterans group. Other groups involved in the event include the Lincoln Public Schools Junior ROTC, Dwight American Legion Post 110, LSW Choir and Band, and Emeralds Dance Team.

In 2013, Lincoln Southwest Wrestling initiated a community involvement project called “Takedowns for the Troops.”  Our team celebrates this event in conjunction with Senior Night and Alumni Recognition Night.  LSW Wrestling is proud to be the first team in Lincoln to undertake a community involvement event of this magnitude.  Last year, LSW Wrestling was able to raise over $4,500 for the Disabled American Veterans.

The event will continue to accept donations in the form of acknowledgements and memorials. Names will be displayed as part of our pre-match ceremony. If you would like to acknowledge or memorialize an active, retired, or deceased member of the armed forces, please send name, military branch, and any applicable overseas service with cash or check (made to LSW Boosters) to:

Aaron Finley

T4T Acknowledgements/Memorials

7001 S. 14th St.

Lincoln, NE 68512

Questions?  Contact coach Finley at 402-436-1306 or via email at

Published: November 22, 2016, Updated: November 30, 2016