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Wrestling making big steps of preparation for the season

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Wrestling making big steps of preparation for the season

Senior Erik Evans holds a 45 pound weight while training for wrestling
season, which begins in November. He and other members
of the wresting team work to train their bodies and minds for the
upcoming wrestling season.

Senior Erik Evans holds a 45 pound weight while training for wrestling season, which begins in November. He and other members of the wresting team work to train their bodies and minds for the upcoming wrestling season.

JJ Mendiola

Senior Erik Evans holds a 45 pound weight while training for wrestling season, which begins in November. He and other members of the wresting team work to train their bodies and minds for the upcoming wrestling season.

JJ Mendiola

JJ Mendiola

Senior Erik Evans holds a 45 pound weight while training for wrestling season, which begins in November. He and other members of the wresting team work to train their bodies and minds for the upcoming wrestling season.

David Ridge, Staff Writer

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The wrestling team has been preparing for the new season in various ways no matter if it’s them putting in the extra work or it’s them going extra hard during practice. They’ve been doing whatever they could to prepare for this season which people expect a lot out of them.

Most of these talented wrestlers have been practicing for years Like senior Anthony Montes claims he has heart and that’s what separates him from the rest of the wrestlers “I want to at least try to go to state if I don’t make it there I at least want to do good in regional”.

We asked Anthony how the team has been preparing for the season and he says “High cardio, some muscle movements and just working hard.”

Another person who loves the aggressive sport would be Melonie Kae, she has been wrestling for one and a half years now but she has definitely earned her stripes on the team she says “the team has been focusing on conditioning, they are also cutting weight by working out, dieting and making sure everyone’s mindset is in a good place.”

Sophia Rivera, who everyone on the team thinks is the best wrestler at Akins, says the goal that she has set for herself and for her team is to go to state she’s been cutting and also working extra hard, Doing lots of cardio work for stamina and strength as well. Such as weight she went from 120s going back down to around 118, she does so by being on a diet. And she really is trying because there’s a lot of good foods she is trying to not eat. Every bday she lifts weights the whole time in 8th period. She’s doing this for one goal to beat out the competition and make it to state. “ I want more people to go to state too because last year I was only an alternate and no one went to state, and I want that to change”.

All these wrestlers have been busting their butts to make weight and get stronger they’ve been training extra hard and putting extra hours on their own time. Every wrestler has the one goal in mind that is to make state and they have the tools to get it done.

Wrestling is at a point where they have the tools to succeed they have done the preparation to win big this year.”

— Coach Tambunga

Coach Tambunga speaks highly of his wrestlers and even puts them on a pedestal saying “they are more seasoned and a couple of veterans I expect them to all be in the championship and this time I expect them to win

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Name: David Ridge
Grade: 12
Academy: New Tech
Year on Staff: 2018-19
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