Wrestling team trying to pull itself forward

As the wrestling team is reaching the mid-point of their season, the Bulldog grapplers have been making great strides towards their goals for the end of the season. The varsity team has had 11 meets. Three of the meets have been invitationals during which the team has placed 4th, 5th and 7th place. The squad is looking to have a strong second half of the season and hopefully have wrestlers reach the state competition.

Freshman Louie Griggoletti is wrestling on the varsity squad and so far this season has a record of 6-10. He hopes that by the end of the season he will have a positive record. When asked how his first year of wrestling is going, he responded by saying, “It’s a great experience. I highly recommend it to anyone who is considering it as a sport. I’ve met some new people and made a lot of new friends. Throughout the season I feel that I have been getting stronger which will end up helping me with football next season.” Griggoletti said that the team has an invite this weekend at Oak Park River Forest where he hopes that he can place and receive a medal.

Junior Joey Odeh has been doing better than he expected so far this season and his record as of now is 15-6. Odeh said that he is very happy with his record but hopes to improve it before the end of the season. Odeh is looking forward to competing in the regional meet in a few weeks and hopes that he can make it to state this season.

The varsity team has four meets left before their postseason starts with Regionals on Saturday, February 4th.