Womens and mens wrestling teams fight towards state

Taylor Jackson and Nate Jarvis

As the mens wrestling team has expectations to make another appearance in the post-season competitions with returners, the new women’s team is ready to make an entrance as our new school team.

The mens team is led by juniors Connor Small and Romney Noel, and the womens team is following in the footsteps of two-year returner junior Joanna Moreira. Each team is preparing for a challenging season, especially with the addition of the new womens team.

“We’re looking especially strong in the weight classes of 145 to 195, since they’re all returners, but everyone else is looking great too,” mens team co-captain Connor Small said. “We’re already breaking records that we haven’t broken in five plus years.”

In one of the team’s first performances the men beat Issaquah and lost to Skyline by only two points. Freshman Ethan Le earned the meet-winning points with a pin in his match against Issaquah.

Womens wrestler, junior Xiomara Flores, fought a strong match but ended up losing to her competitor three to two. Other leading members of the new womens team include junior Sarah Acuff who has been the mens team manager for the past three years.

“They’re doing well. If I were a girl I wouldn’t want to mess with them,” Small said.

Juniors Romney Noel and Quinn Magendanz are coming off last year’s season-ending injuries and looking to compete at the State tournament. On the womens team, Joanna Moreira has State ambitions as well.

Upcoming matches after winter break include Everett, Sammamish, and Mercer Island.