Rebel Wrestlers Pin Down Success at State

By Heather Tweedy

A send off for the WCHS Wrestling Team as they advanced to state was held recently, with school spirit and enthusiasm to watch as they walked down Main Street. The optimism these sportsmen had led the school’s thrill to watch and be a part of the competition. This is not the first time that wrestling has received such an honor. But despite the familiarity, this event still sent the school into an uproar. This state tournament was February 16th, 17th, and 18th.

Mr. Copeland, head coach of the wrestling team, had a bit to say about this achievement. When asked about any nerves he and his team faced, the new coach explained, “I was excited, more than nervous.” When thinking about their growth, he commented that “They definitely have improved all this year. They’ve worked really hard to get where they ended up.”

When it came to the scores during the wrestling tournament, they varied based on ability and opponent. For instance, Santana Hernandez lost in his first round against Karson Cox from Moffat County High School. Sophomore Riley Roskop lost in the first round against Zach Martin from Centauri by Alamosa. Quentin Jiner faced a long road after losing a match in the second round, but managed to fight his way back to the 3rd-and-4th-place match and to a spot on the podium. Jimmy Laconte had the best record from anyone in his weight class, with a win of 43 games compared to 3 losses. This added up to 38 points overall for the team. Great job Rebels!

Featured Image: By WikimediaImages [Public Domain] via Pixabay

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