Wrestling revs up for three more days of competition

Maddie Aronson, Managing Editor

The wrestling season kicks into high gear as the team takes on Frisco High School in a dual Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at The Nest, followed by the girls’ team taking part in the Coppell Girls Classic Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Coppell High School, and the boys’ team hosting the Liberty Throwdown Saturday in both gyms starting at 8:00 a.m.

“At this point in the season, all wrestlers are just getting going. We will look pretty green, or new to things until we’ve had 5-10 matches,” head wrestling coach Cody Bridwell said. “Once that happens, we will settle into a groove and the good wrestling will appear more often.” 

Even though the team is still finding their rhythm, Bridwell has high expectations for the matches. 

“I am excited to see freshman Mitchell Borynack get on the mat,” Bridwell said. “Mitchell has wrestled most of his life and is very good at what he does. I’m also very excited to watch senior captains Tristan Seales, Karina Quiros, Emily Corona start the final campaign of their high school careers. Keep a close eye out for senior Princess Egbuchunam. She’s ranked in the top 3 in the state and will have a great season.” 

After months of preseason practices and years of preparation, Borynack is looking forward to taking on a district opponent. 

“This should be a fun dual especially to dual against someone else in Frisco,” Borynack said. “Hopefully we can win this dual.”

There are high expectations for the level of competition to come this weekend, and senior Megan Weidenbach is looking forward to the challenge. 

“I expect that Coppell is going to be decently stacked,” Wiedenbach said. “The sport is really growing for girls especially in our district and region, so there’s a lot of really athletically talented girls getting on the mat.”