Wrestling season starts with division title goal

by Mark Tannous, Broadcast Editor

With fall sports in the history books, winter sports have now arrived, which means wrestling season is underway. The Wildcats’ first meet takes place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at home, and according to two wrestlers, Wheeling will win their division.

“I’m excited because every drop of sweat, every drop of blood and all the hard work will pay off when we bring Wheeling back to a division title,” Ricky Muro, sophomore, said.

Jacob Del Toro, senior, agreed with Muro.

“We’re going to be division champs. It’s that simple,” Del Toro said.

Last year, the team fell short of first in conference by winning third, but WHS had a winning record of 5-2 in conference.

“I’m excited for the season because of the time and effort my teammates and I put into the season,” Steven Montesinos, sophomore, said.

Neil Weiner, boys athletic director and P.E. teacher, coaches the varsity boys wrestling team.

This will be Coach Weiner’s 27th season coaching the team at WHS, and one of the captains,  Sal Dominguez, senior, feels excited for the “young lineup.”

“I’m excited because we have a young lineup; everyone is giving their all, and that’s all I can ask for from my team,” Dominguez said.