Notes and comments by Coach Brian Strathman
The West Grand Wrestling team traveled to Soroco for the Soroco Invitational. Many of the WG football team members hit the mats for their first tournament of the year. Five additional freshman hit the mats for their first high school tournament.
The team competed the entire day with many wrestling their best match of the tournament in their last match. With a young team you look for the kids to improve each week which is happening due to the hard work they are putting in Mon – Fri. The freshman group is a tight knit group and are excited to put the hard work in and their future is exciting to watch. The step up in competition to the High School level is difficult at the beginning but the improvement in 1 day was noticeable to the coaching staff. None of the young group showed any quit and came out to compete each match.
The upperclassmen in Noah Schroeder and Jr. Dominguez got their season off to a successful start with Jr. losing in the final and Noah taking first on the day. Their leadership will bring the underclassmen up to speed quickly. The team is a close group coming off their football success which will make the entire team exciting to watch.
Competing for WG were Tanner Brumley, Omar Dominguez, Ely Ryszkowski, Ben Kelen 3rd, Cameron Wood 2nd, Mason Lemon 3rd, AJ Muelter 3rd, Jr Dominguez 2nd, Noah Schroeder 1st.
The team is excited to host a home dual with Hayden, Basalt, HEM, and Saratoga on Fri. night after the basketball game. Saturday the team will host their annual home tournament.
Thanks to everyone who helped or came to watch WG first all girls tournament. The event was a success with girls from all over the Western US coming to compete in the tournament. Girls wrestling is trying to become a CHSAA sport by 2020. This season there are 6 girls only CHSAA sponsored tournaments with many college programs adding teams each year.