Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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During the 2018-19 wrestling season, Jesuit excelled, capturing many awards, highlighting the dominance exhibited by the team. They competed at a tri-meet against Plano and Argyle, another meet against Rockwall, and followed it up with a strong showing at the UIL district championships, with Coach Menard informing us that the team had “more Regional qualifiers than have had...
Junior Blake Heckel grapples with his opponent, attempting to turn him on his back.  Sweat drips down his nose as exhaustion creeps throughout his body; however, his hold is unrelenting, for any hesitation or any short rest will allow his opponent to break free. The seconds tick by, and the Skyline Raider finally submits, his back planted firmly on...
“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” -          Dan Gable, Olympic Gold Medalist Wrestling is a sport that challenges your personal endurance, character, and work ethic. It demands commitment and the will to get better. It is an individual sport, where only the wrestler controls how hard he wants to train and how badly he wants to win. It...
There are high hopes for the Jesuit Wrestling team this season. Head Coach Ryan Menard says of the Junior Varsity team, “ off to a good start, led by freshmen Shane Ross, Kyle Adams, Alfredo Aranda, and sophomore Eric Kirkegaard.” Menard went on to say that he has “high hopes” for the team this year. At the Tri-State Tournament hosted...
The district tournament, the culmination of the season, and a chance to be recognized for the infinite hours of tireless practice on the mat has finally arrived.  It is all in, succeed or go home, especially for senior Matt Schonberg who must win to keep his Jesuit wrestling career alive. On Saturday, January 6th the Jesuit wrestlers traveled to Richardson...
Competitive high school wrestling bears little resemblance to late night bouts on television.  Head Coach Ryan Menard of the Jesuit wrestling team stated, “for people who aren't familiar , there is this notion that jump off top ropes and body slam.” Obviously, this inaccurate perception of wrestling comes from the professional wrestling world of WWE. Continuing on the contrary, Coach...
For the Rangers' wrestling team, the New Year has been eventful, to say the least. With participation in three separate tournaments, including the much-anticipated Ranger Classic, hosted by Jesuit, along with the news of team captain Shane Ross '15's college commitment, 2015 has brought much excitement for the squad. However, the new year has not come without new problems,...
They've trained for two years. And today, Michael Ingram '15 and Jack Vercelli '15 decided that they're going to prove themselves. Match after match, opponent after opponent, both continue to dominate the competition until, eventually, they're crowned champions of their respective divisions, winning the tournament and taking home two 1st place trophies in JV for Jesuit. The wrestling team participated...

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