Wrestling for the season

Ryan Koon

The wrestling team can be overlooked sometimes, but with 35 wrestlers and four coaches the competitive season began on November 11 with it’s first practices.

Wrestling has a different setup when it comes to how meets are run. 

Lisa, a wrestler on the Hillcrest team explains by saying, “wrestling is an individual sport, but I like to think it’s both individual and a team and that’s what makes it so different.”

There are three captains working hard to influence the rest of the team to have the best season possible: Haakon Groth (Grade 12), Jesse Peart (Grade 12), and Talon Yates (Grade 11) have been appointed the title of captain.

Haakon’s main note to athletes who are thinking about engaging in wrestling says, “everyone is going to be nervous. You have to get over that and put yourself out there. Yes, there are going to be times you hate it but if you grind through it you will end up loving it.”

One of the most competitive meets is Battle of the Ax. This is the wrestling meet between Hillcrest High School and Brighton High School.

Wrestlers will compete in order to earn points to completely win the event alongside other wrestlers from the same team. The winning high school will take the traveling trophy to bring back to their school.

The wrestling team has been through a large number of meets and will continue strong throughout the season. 

The only remaining upcoming meets* are:

  • January 9 @ Cottonwood
  • January 10 and 11 @ Tooele
  • January 15 @ Home
  • January 17 and 18 @ Legacy Events Center or Bountiful
  • January 23 @ Home (Battle of the Ax)
  • January 31 and February 1 – Division @ Mt. View*
  • February 12 and 13 – State @ UVU.

*These are subject to change.