Wrestling will send six to State

“Believing in yourself and your skills and abilities as you get the opportunity to wrestle some of the best guys in the state,” is one of the key goals that head coach Mich “Believing in yourself and your skills and abilities as you get the opportunity to wrestle some of the best guys in the state,” is one of the key goals that head coach Michael Kelly said he had set, and on Feb. 10, six wrestlers qualified to participate at the state tournament Thursday, Feb. 15 through the 17.

Placing second in the team standings, the team received titles from Jakey Penrith, weighing at 113; Jackson Barth, weighing at 120; and Tanner Doyle weighing at 160.

Bailey Roybal, weighing at 106; Christian Simpson, weighing at 138; and Justin Campbell at 285 received second place finishes.

Kelly said that going into Districts last weekend, the team was focused on the things only the team could control and be mentally prepared.

“We will work on something we have been working on all season, which is belief,” Kelly said.

Freshmen Bailey Roybal said that his mindset going into wrestling districts was to go out and do what he knows how to do.

He said he will continue to be prepared with that same mentally going into the state tournament. “It feels really good, and it’s even cooler that I made it as a freshman. The state tournament is a big deal, so I’m pretty excited to go and compete with my team who I’ve bonded with over the season,” Roybal said.

Kelly describes this year’s wrestling team as resilient and continuous in growth with an open mind.

Junior Jakey Penrith and senior Anthony Chiatello have been big time leaders in the eyes of the coaches, and according to them are always acting as role models with their teammates. Kelly said that Penrith is always setting the tone and getting the momentum going for the team at tournaments and dual meets.

He also said that Chiattello is always looking for ways to help his teammates whether it be in practice or at a meet. “Anthony allows himself to always put his teammates before himself and is constantly trying to help his teammates get better and help out in any way possible.”

As one of the six, and the only senior who made it to the state tournament, Doyle said the highlight of his season was placing well at Districts but overall being able to hang out with the wrestling family.

“They are a group of really good guys,” Doyle said.

Doyle’s mindset going into State is set high and confident. He said he wants to win and is happy about returning to State. “It’s pretty cool. I’m glad I made it, and I thank my coaches and fellow wrestlers and family and friends for the support. I could not do it without them.”

Kelly said that he is proud of how well the men have worked toward the end of the season and said going into Districts he knew they were capable of sending many young men to State.

“We had been competing very well the second half of the season, so I knew if we continued that trend we would have success.”

ael Kelly said he had set, and on Feb. 10, six wrestlers qualified to participate at the state tournament Thursday, Feb. 15 through the 17.

Placing second in the team standings, the team received titles from Jakey Penrith, weighing at 113; Jackson Barth, weighing at 120; and Tanner Doyle weighing at 160.

Bailey Roybal, weighing at 106; Christian Simpson, weighing at 138; and Justin Campbell at 285 received second place finishes.

Kelly said that going into Districts last weekend, the team was focused on the things only the team could control and be mentally prepared.

“We will work on something we have been working on all season, which is belief,” Kelly said.

Freshmen Bailey Roybal said that his mindset going into wrestling districts was to go out and do what he knows how to do.

He said he will continue to be prepared with that same mentally going into the state tournament. “It feels really good, and it’s even cooler that I made it as a freshman. The state tournament is a big deal, so I’m pretty excited to go and compete with my team who I’ve bonded with over the season,” Roybal said.

Kelly describes this year’s wrestling team as resilient and continuous in growth with an open mind.

Junior Jakey Penrith and senior Anthony Chiattello have been big time leaders in the eyes of the coaches, and according to them are always acting as role models with their teammates. Kelly said that Penrith is always setting the tone and getting the momentum going for the team at tournaments and dual meets.

He also said that Chiattello is always looking for ways to help his teammates whether it be in practice or at a meet. “Anthony allows himself to always put his teammates before himself and is constantly trying to help his teammates get better and help out in any way possible.”

As one of the six, and the only senior who made it to the state tournament, Doyle said the highlight of his season was placing well at Districts but overall being able to hang out with the wrestling family.

“They are a group of really good guys,” Doyle said.

Doyle’s mindset going into State is set high and confident. He said he wants to win and is happy about returning to State. “It’s pretty cool. I’m glad I made it, and I thank my coaches and fellow wrestlers and family and friends for the support. I could not do it without them.”

Kelly said that he is proud of how well the men have worked toward the end of the season and said going into Districts he knew they were capable of sending many young men to State.

“We had been competing very well the second half of the season, so I knew if we continued that trend we would have success.”

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