From Mat to Pole Vault: Ryzen Isringhausen’s First Year Highs at Branson High

Ryzen Isringhausen, a freshman at Branson, had shadows to follow the moment he walked inside the wrestling room.

And went out to the track for practice.

Isringhausen, though, is doing pretty well in his first year in high school in both of those sports.

He is probably more known for his prowess on the mat, winning the Class 3 106-pound title in February. Isringhausen became only the school’s second-ever champion in the sport and then the first since 2012.

Now, he trying to follow in the footsteps of his older brother, Kyshin, competing for the Pirates track and field team.

The freshman had one of his best finishes of the year on April 11, taking third place at the Senior Goblin Rosson Invitational in Harrison, Arkansas, jumping 2.9 meters — about 9 feet, 5 inches — and taking third place.

His second-best showing is clearing 3.05 meters — about 10 feet. 

“Track is more my fun sport,” he said. “I’m out there trying to get better and working on it.”

This is only his third year pole vaulting and the spring season is the only time he does it. For the other 9 months or so of the year, he’s invested in wrestling….

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