Wrestling loses first Mission League match

Alexander Hahn

The wrestling team suffered its first Mission League loss to Chaminade College Preparatory High School Wednesday with a score of 12-72, making its overall record 0-2 and league record 0-1. The Wolverines, following their 0-78 defeat versus Northview High School last week, struggled to bounce back and rally together against the Chaminade Eagles.

Wrestler Issac Wiener ’23 was disappointed with the squad’s defeat, attributing it to the inexperience of some members of the team, as well as its lack of players in general.

“Obviously it sucks to lose, and I’m hoping this loss helps motivate the team to get better and finish the season strong,” Wiener said. “Due to the shortage of wrestlers, we had to forfeit seven weight classes, so it was going to be difficult to win the match to begin with, and we, as a team, couldn’t overcome that obstacle.”

Wiener, looking at improvements for future matches, said he hopes the team becomes more focused in practice.

“We need to work on the pace we drill at during practice so that we can get in the work necessary to become more comfortable on the mat, and hopefully get some wins,” Wiener said.

The squad will face Alemany High School for its next match on the road on May 5, where the Wolverines look to rebound from their recent losses and take their first win of the season.