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.