Wrestling team works to recover injuries

February 13, 2012 — by Wren Sutterfield

The wrestling team has recently struggled at meets due to numerous injuries. Though the team works hard, they are forced to forfeit many matches for lack of able competitors.

Significant wrestlers who are not injured on the team include senior Alfred Murabito, who is ranked 8th in the 138-pound weight class in CCS, and sophomore Graham Grant, who is honorably mentioned in the 195 pound weight class.

Six wrestlers on the team are injured, out of about 20. Though the team is small, they concentrate on setting a high bar to condition all team members to be the best wrestlers they can.

“We set the bar high at Saratoga, so the men are always prepared,” coach Joe Pele said.

Despite setbacks, morale is still high as the team prepares for each meet.

“I know the team’s working really hard, I’ve been going to the practices sometimes to watch,” Grant said. “I think they’re getting better. I’m injured still.”

Recent meets have been disappointing for the team, with losses such as 77-3 to Gunn and 75-6 to Palo Alto. All the wrestlers work hard to strengthen their team and win meets.

“This is a core group of wrestlers working to rebuild the Saratoga wrestling program,” Pele said. “They are dedicated and leave nothing undone.”

 

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