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Lion wrestlers fall short to Farmers

This evening on December 8, the LHS wrestling team fell short to the Wheatridge Farmers, winning only one of their three matches. After reaching an all time high with 14 boys on the team, this year has looked a little bit different for the LHS wrestlers. The team is only 5 boys, 2 of which are not currently competing. This makes the points lost in forfeit impossible to make up for.

The boys did well attempting to gain points and just need to execute and finish the score. The boys improved significantly in their smarts and technique tonight.

“For me it went well. I didn’t make the weight I wanted so I was giving up 10 pounds to him but I went out and scored and pinned him. I need to execute a little better as the season goes on but I got it done tonight,” said junior DM Hallett.

Because the team is so small there are not a lot of training partners for the boys during practices. In addition, it is a very young team with only 2 upperclassmen. However, the boys credit much of their success to their coach Joe Moore who gives everything he’s got to these boys.

“I think our new coach Joe Moore is going to take this program to new heights I can’t say enough about him. He is most definitely our biggest asset,” said Hallett.

Despite nearly unbeatable odds, the boys on the team continue to give it their all everyday. They look forward to improving and competing more this season.

“You can’t expect to go out and win every match, but what you can do is always keep your head up and keep looking forward,” said senior Jarod Dreiling.

Senior Jarod Dreiling works to escape a hold

Senior Jarod Dreiling works to escape a hold

Junior DM Hallett approaches his opponent

Junior DM Hallett approaches his opponent