Wrestling team has early hopes for PALs

The Wrestling team lost several key seniors from last season, but looks to capitalize this year with a promising, young team. After coming off a strong season in which many players posted winning records and won PAL’s, Burlingame Wrestling will look for another successful year, with their first tournament starting Nov. 30.

Kyle Botelho is one young key athlete who is coming off a win at PAL’s and a third place at CCS. As a junior who has been on varsity for all three years, Botelho will look to build off of his performance last year.

“I won PAL’s and placed third at CCS, but this year I want to win CCS and place in state. I think I’ll be able to with more work and practice,” Botelho said.

According to Botelho, the Half Moon Bay Wrestling team, which usually places first in PALs, lost many key seniors from last year. This news gives BHS optimism going into this season.

Senior Scott Atkinson, who boasted a winning record last season, will look to lead the young team along with coach Eric Botelho.

“Upperclassmen and coaches really try to work with everybody,” Kyle Botelho said.  

Kyle Botelho is the son of Coach Eric Botelho, and the two have been working on wrestling together for 11 years. This is Eric Botelho’s 12th season with the team, and he will try to guide the young athletes to another prosperous year.

“I want my team to win the league, and for us to beat Half Moon Bay,” Kyle Botelho said.

 Senior Scott Atkinson will look to lead as the sole senior on the team.

Senior Scott Atkinson will look to lead as the sole senior on the team.

Posted on November 22, 2018 .