El Modena Boys Varsity Wrestling Recap

Boys varsity wrestling recaps the 2017-2018 season

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   As expected, this years boys varsity wrestling 2017-2018 season has been another success. Although not winning the North Hills League title, coming in second to only Esperanza High School with a league record of 2-1, the varsity boy’s team has ten members going to CIF including Joseph Palacios, Jesus Vazquez, Nomar Aguilar, Blake Moore, Andrew Carvajal, Angel Alcala, Brian Cortes, Brandon Turner, David Arcos and Johnny Hernandez. Wrestling, and specifically varsity wrestling is one of the most challenging sports on campus, and to make it to CIF is huge for the fourth year team members.

   “ I have to eat healthy every day, work out everyday on top of practice and just focus on what’s ahead and nothing else.” Stated by senior Nomar Aguilar about how he is getting ready for his CIF run. Aguilar is also a ranked wrestler in Orange County. Senior captain Brian Cortes how he is preparing himself for the grand stage by “Trying to prepare myself mentally more than physically for the matches. Wrestling is a mental and physical sport and it is best to have strengths both ways.”       

  To prepare his boys for CIF, Coach Carrizosa is “Starting to prepare the guys for  CIF this week. Once CIF arrives we can invite more kids from different schools to help get our guys ready for their matches.”

   It always means a lot to students who can become a part of any varsity team, “The guys who came before us were all great athletes, and I feel like us carrying that generation really means a lot”.

   To preview for the next generation, Aguilar says,“It’s a whole nother level, when you feel how varsity is. So be ready for that level cause your not going to be starting off with wins, you’re going to lose and you are going to have to reinvent yourself.”

  Finally Carrizosa gave us his player that stood out the most. “Joseph Palacios. He came into varsity last year as our 113 pounder and came in as our 106 pounder this year. He placed in four of the five varsity tournaments this year which was a big surprize being such a young kid and wrestling at the varsity level.”

   El Modena looks ahead to an even better season next year and thanks all the members and staff of the boys varsity wrestling team, Go Vanguards!

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