Wrestling: Team looks to rebuild after losing star power

November 28, 2016 — by Andrew Owens and Kyle Wang

Having lost class of 2016 alumnus Adam Camp to graduation and senior Gina Drapal, who will not be competing this year, the team looks toward its current stars junior Allie Liddle and sophomore Clayton Murabito to compensate.

 

Head Coach: Daniel Gamez

2015-2016 league record: 3-3

2015-2016 recap: After losing 2015 alumnus Christian Murabito, the team ended the season with 2016 alumnus Adam Camp placing first at leagues.

Key additions: sophomore Carolyn Ma

Key opponents: Palo Alto, Lynbrook, Homestead, Milpitas

Star athletes: junior Allie Liddle, sophomore Clayton Murabito

Key losses: 2016 alumnus Adam Camp (graduated), senior Gina Drapal (will not compete)

League: Santa Clara Athletics League, El Camino Division

Prognosis: “I think as a team we will do well because we are getting older and more experienced,” Liddle said.

 

Having lost class of 2016 alumnus Adam Camp to graduation and senior Gina Drapal, who will not be competing this year, the team looks toward its current stars junior Allie Liddle and sophomore Clayton Murabito to compensate.

Murabito and Liddle continued training over the summer and are both eying CCS medals and possible qualification for the state championships. The rest of the team has been practicing since the start of the school year to prepare for the upcoming season, with coach Daniel Gamez leading the team through a series of preseason conditioning workouts so that the team wouldn’t be as shocked by the amount of running required during the season practices.

With a fewer wrestlers on the team — so far they have 11 — Gamez plans on “focusing on individuals and helping them meet their goals.” Though the team is smaller than it has been in previous years, Gamez remains optimistic.

 
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