Wrestling pins new line up

Wrestling is ready to take on upcoming season


Nichole Trudeau

Juniors Jake Lester and Joey Jens enhance their skills during open mat.

Nichole Trudeau, Staff Reporter

The 2019-2020 wrestling season is around the corner. Tryouts are after school at 3 p.m. on Nov. 11 in the small gym. According to head coach Matthew Joseph, “if anyone wants to be part of the team, all they have to do is find coach Mazzetta or myself and we can fill them in. Or they can show up to a practice after school at 3pm and we can chat with them there.”

Joseph explained, “For practices, [they] start off pretty rough, but also try to ease in the newer wrestlers such as freshmen.”

Joseph also confidently claimed that this year’s team has strong returners. “Individually wise, I think we have a lot of great returners. Starting in the lower class, we have Jayson Weidman, who … last year was a state qualifying alternate,” Joseph said. “Then working up in weight classes, we have Joey Jens who was a state qualifier last year, and Adrien Cramer who was a state placer last year. … I think Jake Lester will be a big part of the team as well.”

Overall, Joseph reflects that the ultimate goal is to fill a competitive line up, to continue to develop the program in a positive way, and help mold responsible, respectful young men.