by Kanani Lambert
Beaverton High School wrestling faced Aloha High School on Thursday January 10th. Although the results weren’t exactly what the Beavers would have wanted, they still left the match with their heads held high, knowing they still had achieved some major accomplishments there despite the ending score.
Although overall not many of our wrestlers ended up winning their duals against Aloha, they still put up some strong fights against their warrior opponents. For example, senior Ryan Turner pinned his opponent in under a minute as well as junior Drew Field, who put up a solid fight against Colton Fleming who is a former district champion. Junior and third year varsity wrestler, Sandrey Mitberg, explained, ¨Almost everyone on the team was able to do moves that actually helped positioning in wrestling which we haven’t been able to do before the Aloha duel.” This is a great accomplishment for the Beavers!
When given the question of what he thought could have been improved upon as a team after the meet was concluded, Mitberg explained that as a team they needed to “learn the mindset of wrestling,” which he later went into detail explaining, saying that as a player you can’t go into a match thinking that you’re going to win. This is because if you go in with too much confidence it is not going to work out for you. He stated that “wrestling is by far one of the only sports that I have played, where a mindset and an attitude is the only way you will win”. He described how you have to want it more than your opponent, but you also have to work hard to take them down and not just put in partial effort. Which is also a reason Mitberg believed he won his duel against Caleb Soderback Jones.
Don’t forget to come out and cheer on your Beaverton High School wrestling team! They have matches on Thursdays and the location varies. The next match is on Thursday, January 24th against Sunset High school, at Beaverton High School in the main gym. We hope to see you there with lots of spirit!
Drew Field meeting his opponent, Colton Fleming. (Photo Courtesy of Jason Sarmiento)