Wrestling closes out home meets


Michael Martin

The Redhawks are gearing up to compete in their last home meet of the season against Centennial and Lebanon Trail High Schools. The athletes will take the mat on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Nest.

Michael Coppinger, Sports Reporter

Wrestling swings back into action on Thursday with its final home meet versus Centennial and Lebanon Trail, with a senior night ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m and wrestling beginning at 6 p.m.

Senior De’Leon Freeman believes his experience enables him to contribute to the team’s success on and off the mat.

“My experience as a senior helps me to be a role model to the underclassmen,” Freeman said via text. “I can show how much hard work and dedication. I put into this program to manifest my goals.”

Although he appreciates the special recognition, Freeman prefers to enter the dual with a consistent approach to other matches.

“For my personal goals tonight I plan to have a violent mentality and focus on one match at a time,” Freeman said. “Just like any other dual.”

Others, like senior Kelly Masucci are focused on what they need to do both for themselves and the team. 

“While you know you’re going out there on the mat by yourself, you also have a responsibility to do well to earn points for your team.” Masucci said via text. “It really keeps you motivated. We know that new wrestlers and underclassmen are looking up to us. We have to stay focused and try to set a good example.”