Wrestling Wins the Division at Last

Blake Ramey, Sports Editor

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For the first time in a long time, the wrestling team has finally won the division.

The team finished with an overall record of 13 wins and 5 losses.

With such a dominant year, they finished 6-0 in league play.

Freshman Garrett Bortner won the team the final point to clinch the match and ultimately the division.

Bortner finished his rookie campaign with a big win and hopes to make a run for the division next year in his sophomore campaign.

“Most of the wrestlers on our team will be returning for next season, so our roster will be about the same and we will have practices over the summer, so we can prepare for next year,” said Bortner.

The Warriors also had many other very successful wrestlers, such as sophomore Eric Saenz, senior Eloy Rojo-Fuentes, junior Luke Ohmann and junior Colby Romjue.

Junior Owen Bortner put in hard work to add on to the big season by practicing all offseason and preseason.

“There was a good bit of us in the offseason going to open rooms to get better for the season and getting better prepared than other teams,” said Bortner.

Saenz is even looking forward to next season and making a run at the division once more.

“I am ready to get back next season and work hard like we did this year,” said Saenz.

There were many other key factors that contributed.

One major factor was the new freshmen that came up and made their mark.

“We had two freshmen come to varsity and they filled in very nicely and had good seasons, so the biggest difference from last year to this year is that we just had more people at spots, so we were not forfeiting weight classes,” said Bortner.

The wrestling team hopes to improve from here on out.