Wrestling team opens season with young team on Dec. 19.


courtesy of Christian Kruskall

Junior Christian Kruskall attempts to gain an advantage over his opponent in a match from last season. Kruskall and the team will open the season Dec. 19.

Heather Suraci, Features editor

The wrestling team is looking to have a spectacular season… even better than last year. The team held a record of 12-15 the previous season, and this year’s talent pool feels confident in improving their tactics and increasing the number of wins. Despite graduating key wrestlers from last year, including Kevin Faulkner, Anthony Donnadio, Mike Dooley, and Christian Monyer, the team has no doubt that the returning grapplers and newcomers will continue the same success of the previous year.

Seniors Raymond O’Callaghan and Emilio Guerrero,  junior Christian Kruskall, and sophomore Cole Psemeneki are all set to make quite an impact on the mat this season. In addition to the returning team members, junior Kevin Quabeck who missed last year due to an injury, is hoping to make a triumphant return. Overall, the team has a number of talented individuals, who are looking forward to giving it their all at every match this season.

“We just want to show improvement throughout the season,” O’Callaghan said, “We have a young team and we want to grow and achieve a lot.”

O’Callaghan has been a varsity wrestler since his freshman year and has improved each season. He has incrementally been able to demonstrate his growth and accomplishments on the mat over the past three years. Some of his personal highlights include making it to states and placing in the county tournament. O’Callaghan is looking to have another successful season not only for himself but for the team as a whole.

The talented wrestling team is sure to be a force to reckon with on the mat this season, so be sure to come out and support your favorite boys in unitards. The first home meet will take place on Dec. 19 at 6:00 pm in the HHS main gym.