Spartans Looking to Leave It All on the Mat

Annia Robles, Staff writer

After a successful season last year the boys wrestling team is looking forward to this season. With a loss of two major teammates many others are planning to step up and help the team improve. Many of the Spartan wrestlers believe cutting weight is the most difficult part of wrestling. “

You have to have mental and physical discipline to make sure you’re on weight,” says sophomore Raymond Cmil.

Although making weight is difficult, junior Jake Powell believes there’s a more difficult aspect, the mentality. Powell believes a good attitude and positive mindset is required with anything you’re going to do during the season.

Sophomore Sean O’Horo exclaims, “The quickest match I have ever had was 12 seconds. I threw the kid straight to his back and pinned him.”

O’Horo is looking to shorten that time and achieve many other big accomplishments this season. To cut weight athletes use a variety of different methods to do it quickly and efficiently. Powell believes lots of vegetables, protein, and cutting carbs is the way to go. For Cmil the plan to improve this season is to continue working hard. He has done so in the off season and he’s looking to have an edge over his opponents. Powell is strategizing to push the limits for himself at practice, lift some heavy weight after practice, and wrestle people that will push him to continue getting better. Being asked if he believes he can make a state run like his brother, O’Horo responded without a doubt.

“I feel very good going into this year, I just gotta keep a positive mindset and truly believe I’m the best in the state.”

To achieve this ultimate goal of state he believes he has to work hard, critique film, perfect his moves, and manifest the idea in his thoughts. The boys are looking forward to a great season.