Grappling with a successful season
January 16, 2019 By:MHS Piper
By Nadia Lopez
The wrestling team this year is starting off strong with new coaches, new teammates and successful matches.
“This is my first year coaching wrestling here at McNary, so far this season is doing well and progressing every match. The team has many strengths, for example they answer to everything we say without hesitation and they are always ready. When practicing, we’ve noticed that they observe the example of what to do then they’ll keep trying until they have successfully completed that task. My goal is for everyone to enjoy the sport and enjoy themselves and to see improvement in everyone,“ said McNary wrestling coach, Mr. Sean Fujinaga.
“The coaches do a good job on keeping us in check, for example whenever we take a L, the coaches take it rough and get us back on track,” said Grady Burrows, a sophomore at McNary.
The team has improved since the day we walked in the gym, and we all strive to communicate and to work together, he said.
“Some of my strengths are I’ve been playing this sport since I was four and my weaknesses are I tend to have too much fun and mess around with friends. With the help of our coaches they teach us not to give up on anything, and push us harder and harder each day,” he said.
“So far the team Roseburg is the hardest to beat, with them having the toughest and most fit to beat. Also I think that we’ve been struggling this year compared to the last.”
Editors note: This story originally stated the wrong source or Mr. Fujinaga’s information. It has been updated.