Dathen Alan Moore, a 14-year-old Susanville native and 8th grader at Diamond View Middle School, turned his 28-1 2022 record and a first-place finish at the SCWAY California Middle School State Championship (185 pounds, 14- to 15-year-old bracket) into a No. 1 state ranking.
Moore started wrestling when he was 4, but he took a break during his 6th and 7th grade years.
The middle child of four, he’s known as an extraordinary scholar and a year-round athlete who also plays football, baseball.
He is the son of Brian and Kate Moore (step-mother) and Teryn Bennette.
Coached by his father, with Lassen Wrestling Association, he coincidentally won the same tournaments his father did when he was in eighth grade.