Wrestling team believes that offseason training will help them to achieve their goals


Katie Ercolani

Two wrestlers are trying to take each other down in a strenuous recent practice.

This upcoming season the wrestling team is looking to dominate their conference.  Though the team has lost a couple of key seniors in Logan Kass and Seoulec Gunvalson, junior captain Zach Bigelbach is confident the team will do well this season.  “Even though we lost them, I believe our team will [be] just as good as last year,” he said.

During the off season the wrestling team has been doing a lot of training.  The training began last spring and includes captains practices, daily workouts, and open tournaments.  This training not only helps the team stay in shape in the offseason, but it also allows them to spend less time on conditioning during the season and more time on skill building.  “I think it’s important that we train continually,” Bigelbach said.

The coaches leading the team this year are Darryl Johnson, assisted by Chris Love and Dave Zuniga.  Darryl is available whenever his team needs him and offers additional training when they are not on the mat.  “The coaching staff is really great,” Bigelbach said.

Every year the wrestling team has the same two large competitors: Totino Grace and Orono. After having close matches in the past the team is confident in their ability to beat these two teams and advance to State.

Wrestling is very much a sport that requires full effort from the entire team.  Everyone is a key player.  “It’s vital that everyone gives 100%,” Bigelbach said.