Athlete of the Week – Crookston Pirate Wrestling Managers

This week’s Athletes of the Week are the Crookston Pirate Wrestling managers Emily Bowman, Carly Brown, and Carley Knutson. Crookston Pirate wrestling coach Wes Hanson has been nothing but pleased with this group of managers, and he believes they are a huge reason why things run as smoothly as they do. “This group of managers has high wrestling IQ as they all have older brothers who excelled in our program. Their years of experience, make things go very smoothly. Typically when I ask them to do something they have already completed it. I can’t thank them enough for all their help and dedication,” said Pirates coach Wes Hanson. “They have spent countless hours recording matches, keeping stats, and helping to make sure our events and practices are functioning well. They are always willing to help and bring positive attitudes.”

From L-R: Carley Knutson, Carly Brown, Emily Bowman

Emily Bowman is a sophomore who has been a manager for the wrestling team for the past three years. She also plays softball and volleyball for the Pirates. While just a sophomore, Bowman already knows she would love to play softball after graduation if the opportunity presents itself.

Carly Brown is a senior and not only managed the wrestling team but was also a manager for the volleyball team this past fall. She was a manager for a total of four years with the wrestling team. Brown is looking to attend Minnesota State University of Moorhead for Social Work.

Carley Knutson is also just a sophomore and has managed for three years just like Bowman. When she is not helping the wrestling team in the winter, she runs track in the spring and also plays volleyball for the Pirates in the fall. Graduation is still two years away but Knutson says she would like to attend a college close to home and study to become an OBGYN.

For more information and fun facts on all three, see below.

 

EMILY BOWMAN

How long have you been a manager for the wrestling team – Three years

What’s your favorite part of being a manager for the wrestling team – The bus rides to the matches

What’s the worst job you do as a manager for the wrestling teamSitting at practice when there is nothing to do

Favorite memory over the years being a manager When they won the team Section Tournament in 2021

What sports/activities are you involved with – Softball and Volleyball

Last movie you saw – A Man Called Otto

Favorite TV Show – Outer Banks

Favorite food – Chicken Alfredo

What music are you listening to – Country

You’re stranded on a deserted island, and you can have ANY three people with you – Kambelle Freije, my mom, and my brother

Plans after graduation – I would love to play softball somewhere if the opportunity presents itself

Family – 
Dad- Dave (New Flyer)
Mom- Sunny (REM)
Brother- Ethan (senior)

 

CARLY BROWN

How long have you been a manager for the wrestling team – Four years

What’s your favorite part of being a manager for the wrestling team – Going down to the State Tournament

What’s the worst job you do as a manager for the wrestling team – Cleaning the Mats

Favorite memory over the years being a manager – When they won the team Section Tournament in 2021

What sports/activities are you involved with – LEO Club, and this year I also managed Volleyball

Favorite Movie – Marley & Me

Favorite TV Show – Pretty Little Liars

Favorite food – Potatoes

What music are you listening to – Anything that’s on the radio, I listen to everything

You’re stranded on a deserted island, and you can have ANY three people with you – Katelyn Schultz, Libby Salentine, and my mom

Plans after graduation – Go to MSUM for Social Work

Family – 
Dad – Ed Brown
Mom – Lisa (Nurse at RiverView Health)
Brothers – Zach (Graduated from CHS and works at Vigen Construction)
Sister – Molly (Works at a nursing home in Grand Forks)

 

CARLEY KNUTSON

How long have you been a manager for the wrestling team – Three years

What’s your favorite part of being a manager for the wrestling team – The relationships you make with the team

What’s the worst job you do as a manager for the wrestling team – Cleaning the mats

Favorite memory over the years being a manager – My brother’s (Hunter Knutson) Section Championship match when he became a Section Champion

What sports/activities are you involved with – Volleyball and Track

Favorite Movie – The Hangover

Favorite TV ShowGrey’s Anatomy

Favorite food – Chicken Strips

What music are you listening to – Country

You’re stranded on a deserted island, and you can have ANY three people with you – Addie Fee, Joey Nesseth, Georgia Sanders

Plans after graduation – As of now I would like to go to college somewhere close to home and study to become an OBGYN

Family – 
Dad- Justin (Custom Collision)
Mom- Tracey (Lawyer at Reynolds, Harbott, Knutson, & Larson P.L.L.P.)
Brother- Hunter (senior)