December 12, 2017

Wrestling team stays strong, looks forward to next season

by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter A month and a half before the season started, Brandon Harris, senior, encouraged his team to start training and working hard at getting into condition for wrestling. Like the rest of the team, he anticipated many obstacles and was ready to step on the mats to triumph through the season. “My biggest obstacle was myself. I needed to get the doubts out of my head that I couldn’t do it,” Harris said. “I had a wrestling folder with quotes and important passages that meant something to me.” Compared to past seasons, wrestling performed about the…

Nowry recognized in Sports Illustrated

by Mike Pink, Staff Reporter Max Nowry, ‘08 graduate, is not a well known name like Jay Cutler, Derrick Rose or Patrick Kane, but the 5’2” 121 pound senior at Northern Michigan University is definitely on his way. Nowry recently won the gold medal at the Greco-Roman wrestling at the University World Championships on Oct. 5 in Finland. After Nowry won that medal, he was chosen to be in the “Faces in the Crowd” section in Sports Illustrated. The “Faces in the Crowd” section is a page where Sports Illustrated picks the best eight to ten high school or collegiate…

Rodriguez works nights, balances school, work, wrestling

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor David Rodriguez, senior, wakes up at dawn to go to work, yet he manages to balance working the night shift with school and his participation in varsity wrestling. Rodriguez first started working at 5 Aces Delivery in the summer, but now during the school year, he works the night shift between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m..  He works there for an average of three hours, and he delivers Chicago Tribune newspapers. “I started working there because my mom worked there,” Rodriguez said.  “The first week was kind of tough. After the first week I got…

Zuunbayan impresses team despite freshman status

by Mark Tannous, Broadcast Editor Tulga Zuunbayan, freshman, has been deemed as an “amazing wrestler” by the senior members. Zuunbayan, in weight class 138, currently has a record of 17-6. According to Neil Weiner, wrestling coach, he is the leading scorer and has the best record on the team so far. “He has improved tremendously over the course of the season,” Coach Weiner said. Zuunbayan recently arrived to WHS from California, and he placed third in the Wildcat Invitational on Dec. 8. The Wildcat Invitational is a well-regarded tournament, according to Coach Weiner. WHS placed ninth overall. It is easy…

December Sports Spotlight: Brandon Harris

Interview by Mike Pink, Staff Reporter Q&A with Brandon Harris, senior on varsity wrestling 1. Who’s your favorite collegiate team to root for? “My favorite team is Wisconsin.” 2. What do you want to be when you’re older? “I want to be a professional trainer, actor or a pro boxer.” 3. What’s your favorite pump-up song? “‘My Time’ by Fabolous.” 4. What other organized sports have you played throughout your life besides wrestling? “I’ve done track, baseball, football, basketball, floor hockey, freestyle and greco roman wrestling.” 5. Why did you pick wrestling as your main sport to focus on? “I focus…

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…