Wrestling prepares for season after loss of key players

 Senior Jack Deasy wrestles practices strength building exercises in the weight room in preparation for the season.

Senior Jack Deasy wrestles practices strength building exercises in the weight room in preparation for the season.

With two wrestlers placing at the PAL championship last year and another two actually winning it, the wrestling team is gearing up for more success this season.

Although they lost many key wrestlers, the team is focusing on strength conditioning to prepare for the season.

Senior captain Andrew Slaboda emphasizes the team’s confidence and commitment.

“We’re a little short on the upper weight classes because we lost a few big guys from last year but there are a lot of new players coming out this year,” Slaboda said. “Hopefully we’ll be able to fill in the gaps. We have a much younger, developing team with much more potential.”

Despite this disadvantage, the team is is looking forward to a successful season.

“We’re going to be practicing every day and doing intense workouts in the weight room to develop strength,” Slaboda said.

The team’s first tournament is on Dec. 1 at Half Moon Bay High School. Until then, they will be working hard during the preseason to prepare for their opponents.

Posted on November 26, 2017 .