January 28, 2011
Eastmont School District’s wrestling program has been cancelled for the rest of the year after half of the high school’s team was diagnosed with a variety of infectious skin diseases. Eastmont Superintendant, Garn Christianson met with about 50 students and parents Wednesday after school to announce the season’s cancellation. The four confirmed skin diseases are Herpes virus simplex 1, Impetigo, Molluscum, and Ringworm. The school district also canceled the Class 3A regional tournament that was to be hosted by Eastmont on Feb. 12. All four infections spread mostly by direct skin contact, but also through sweaty surfaces, including mats, shoes and towels. It was also reported that an Eastmont student not affiliated with the Wrestling team had also reported a skin infection but that case has not yet been diagnosed.
Superintendant Christianson discussed the situation in a live interview today on the KOHO Morning Show with Clint Strand