Boys Wrestling team captain shares his story of joining and leading the group.
The Varsity wrestling team is set to make its premiere debut against Boswell High School on Tuesday, Nov. 16 in the upstairs gym from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The team has seen favorable growth in a short period of time, acquiring 20 new athletes totaling 53 on the team.
Wrestling captain junior Charles Loving is serious about the season and the intensity of practices.
“It can get very intense if you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing,” Loving said. “And then sometimes, it can be a cool day here and there.”
The influx of new athletes on the team has strengthened the wrestling team.
“More people are going to wrestling because they want to figure out a different change, or they want to get into a sport that might suit different people,” Loving said. “I’m gonna say we’ll make it all the way to State.”
The wrestling captain wanted to do something different in high school.
“I had to get out of football and I wanted to do something different and I chose wrestling because it was easier, and the family there is just connected. It’s way more competitive over there,” Loving said.
The challenges of the wrestling team makes it enjoyable to be a part of in Loving’s opinion.
“In my opinion, it’s the challenges we do. As a wrestling family, we compete against each other every single day weight room-wise, and then going into the mat room and training-wise.”