Freedom Wrestling Stays Strong


Charles Brenckle

Seventh grader, Riley Henley, fights for the takedown at the MAC wrestling tournament.

Charles Brenckle, Sports Editor

Freedom Wrestling is coming to an end, but the wrestling team is finishing with the mentality that it’s not over till it’s over. With only one match left, and two tournaments left, the wrestling team is still working as hard as the beginning of the season. 

Coaches ZJ Ward and Rob Muron have been figuring out ways to make the practices more efficient and longer than the typical 1 ½ to 2 hour long practices. The Freedom wrestling team is also going to area tournaments, which is where wrestlers will wrestle for top three to get admitted to states. The top three wrestlers in their weight class at areas will eventually wrestle at a state level for top eight in the state.

Head coach of Freedom Area High School Wrestling team, Zeke Stroupe, is also working to get sponsors for the team, so they can afford the essential equipment for a Junior High wrestling team. The Freedom Wrestling Boosters even got a membership for the whole team at Wrestling With Virtue (WWV) Wrestling Club in Canonsburg which would actually cost players a sufficient amount of money without the booster’s support.

“Overall, the wrestling season is going fairly well, we have won the majority of our matches, and we need to keep it up if we want to continue into areas and states,” states junior high wrestling coach, ZJ Ward.

The wrestling team has had a good season. Most of the team members plan on going to areas. So the team is working extra hard through the next few weeks to prepare for areas, and states if anyone makes it.