Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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Dozens of shivering, bare skinned bodies throng the scales, organized in lines by weight, from 106 to 285 pounds. Palpable tension covers the room like a blanket, as potential opponents size each other up with fleeting glances over the low murmur of the room. In two hours, these high school athletes will compete in a contest of physical strength...
“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.”-          Dan Gable, Olympic Gold MedalistWrestling 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...
As the match progresses and the fatigue begins to creep into your body, this is when the truly amazing wrestlers shine. The coaches of the Jesuit Rangers Wrestling Team strive to push the wrestlers in practice to that very point and become comfortable there. We can see from the Jesuit wrestling's astounding performance at Richardson and Tri-State that this effort...
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...
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...
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...
Coming off of an excellent season that saw two wrestlers qualify for State, the Jesuit Wrestling team is gearing up for another fantastic campaign in 2014. With the start of full time practice sessions this past October 27th, the Rangers are working hard to build upon last year's success.Each and every Jesuit wrestler has been working diligently in the...
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...

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