Wrestling starts season, looks forward to State competition

The wrestling team hopes to make it to State with the help of a new head coach.
Many athletes have been looking forward to the wrestling season all year.
“Through the off-season, I’ve been working out and training. I’ve been preparing for wrestling season all year,” said sophomore varsity wrestler Joe Arroyo. “
Already, the team has been showing promise at meets, but they are looking to continue and get better throughout January and February.
“Last year, the team went 4-2 in conference. This year, we hope to get better every day throughout the season and be ready to peak at the right time in February. We are currently 4-1 dual meets, and Cody Sawyer took third place at the Barrington Tournament over break,” said head coach Collin McKillip.
There are many important components, but the most important include being able to understand yourself.
“You have to know your strengths and weaknesses. It is so important in wrestling to gauge your opponent as well as yourself,” said sophomore JV wrestler Miguel Carrera.
For the team, goals are set to push them to do better and make them better wrestlers individually as well as being cohesive as a team.
“My goals are to improve. I would love to make it to Regionals, but even more than that, I would just like to be a better wrestler now than I was last year,” said sophomore JV wrestler Isiah Gonzalez.