Wrestling looks to improve

Christopher Mo

The wrestling team started off their season with a total record of 8-3 in their tri-meet against Westlake. Cutter East ’24 finished the meet with three wins and zero losses, Dylan Graff ’24 with two wins and one loss, Alec Avedissian ’25 with two wins and one loss and Henry Rutherford ’25 with one win and one loss.

The team has also seen strong individual performances. In their most recent tournament at Newbury Park, Avedissian placed seventh overall in the 132 pound weight class.

In order to continue with their success, East said that the team will need to maintain a strong level of commitment. 

“I think, while it has not been necessarily terrible, our performance as a team has been subpar to what it could be,” East said. “If we practice harder and with more purpose, we can significantly improve our presence at tournaments and win more matches than we have up until now.”

East said that the wrestling program is in a rebuilding phase and the commitment from its members will determine the success of the team.

“The team has hit a slump, but we are once again building a great team from the ground up,” East said. “We are focusing on those with the commitment to wrestling and who attend every practice and tournament. We may not have the numbers to be able to win the majority of matches in a dual against teams, but as each of the actual committed wrestlers improve on their skills, their hard work will be showcased in each individual’s achievements in tournaments and matches.” 

East said the season will show how he has progressed.

“I look forward to seeing how I have grown and changed as a wrestler on the mat,” East said.