Varsity wrestling dominates during successful season

As state tournaments approach, varsity wrestlers feel more confident than ever about their team’s victories and strength



Rocky Piehl locks his opponent in a headlock during a match against Johnsburg on Nov. 23 in the Freshman Campus main gym.

Logan Vincent, Staff Writer

The varsity wrestling team has had one of their most successful seasons in decades, having earned many victories in tournaments and reaching over 50 points during most dual meets.

As of today, the varsity wrestling team’s record is 21-1, including last night’s 54-13 win against Dundee-Crown, with only Regionals and Sectionals left to go.

Most of the wrestlers feel very confident about this season and feel that they will keep getting stronger in years to come.

Wrestling head coach Jacob Guardalabene says, “This is a really close-knit team. They are all really good friends and love going to battle for each other.’’ 

Wrestlers traveled up to University of Wisconsin at Whitewater for the Mid-State Classic on Dec. 29 and brought home an early championship win. These wrestlers competed well and there were many tough matches that we overcame.

“The wrestling team is then wanting to achieve more and make it to state,” Guardalabene states, hoping the teams sweeps IHSA Regionals, Sectionals, and State in the coming weeks.

Every player and coach feels confident in the team’s ability to succeed going forward in this season and next year.

Varsity wrestler Luke Zunkel states, “The wrestling team has had some big changes one the team since the past years. This year is we don’t really have a hole in our lineup where we are lacking at one weight, but we have great guys at each weight and we are more experienced this year than any other year.”

The wrestling team’s successes have helped make a name for MCHS and placed wrestlers at number 10 in the state. Because some of the top wrestlers are also juniors or underclassmen, the future for varsity wrestling looks to be just as strong.