Redhawks wrestle their way to the top


Michael Martin

The wrestling teams face the Wakeland Wolverines on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Not looking just aiming for a win, the team is using these matches as preparation.

Michael Coppinger, Sports Reporter

Wrestling traveled to Heritage High School on Saturday to take on the likes of Heritage, Lake Highlands, Carrollton Creekview, and Highland Park in a multi-team meet with the Redhawks going 3-2. 

Facing off against other district teams allowed the wrestlers the chance to see what they need to work on before the district meet on Feb. 4-5.

“I was able to execute all of the moves we have been practicing quickly,” senior Slater Eggen said via text. “Making the matches fast and efficient let me get a good look at district competition.” 

For others, like senior Sarah Ramos the season continues to be characterized by improvement for a timely climax in the district competition.

“I think I was able to keep a good mindset this weekend in response to mistakes and troublesome areas with my technique,” Ramos said via text. “I executed some things we’ve continuously been working on in the mat room but now the focus is fixing the mistakes I did make.”

In a sport with such a strong focus on the finer details of mechanics, confidence comes slowly. But, according to Slater Eggen, the team continues to strengthen physically and mentally.

“Our team has no issue being focused when it comes to big duals,” Eggen said. “We are consistently getting better as the season is going and I think we proved it with a win over heritage last weekend.”