The Booster Club, through the Brad Walk Takedown Club, has just made a large purchase of new weight room equipment to improve athletic performance through functional training. All of the new equipment will be arriving soon and will be available to all students supervised by Lindsey Bergeron, South’s Strength and Conditioning Coach. As a reminder, the weight room is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30-5:30 PM. Any student who would like a consultation with Lindsey can come to the weight room during those times. The weight room is available to all students at South.
The Brad Walk Takedown Club was established in 2007 in honor of Brad Walk, who died in a sky diving accident in 2003. Brad was a member of the NSHS wrestling team, graduating in 1987. His teammates, coaches, and parents fundraised in honor of Brad and donated the funds to help with the wrestling team and athletic teams at NSHS. There was a dedication in 2007 before the annual Newton North vs Newton South wrestling meet. His parents were in attendance and donated a wrestling mat with Brad’s name on it, still used to this day.