Family impacts Wrestlers


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Jorge Monzon competing at the Schuyler Invite

Jeremy Jurado, Staff Reporter

Schuyler High School Boys Wrestling led by head coach Jeremy Hlavac, consists of over forty wrestlers. The wrestling season has had many successful matches. This article is focused on getting to learn more about a few of the wrestlers’ and their  inspiration and struggles. Senior wrestler QuR’an Cook shared “My biggest inspiration was my grandpa and also my brother because I grew up watching my brother.” QuR’an also responded that “My biggest challenge in wrestling is that I’m not always confident with the move I’m running.” To which QuR’an ended with “I would have to say that my most challenging opponent was at a national meet when the guy was bigger than me and I couldn’t do anything.” QuR’an competes in the 220 weight class, This season he has had 22 wins and 12 losses. Brayan Romero, another senior, explained that his “biggest inspiration is my father because he hasn’t been a part of my life for very long.” Brayan also responded that his biggest challenge is keeping his weight in check. Brayan shared that “I’ve had lots of tough opponents so I don’t want to say just one because I’ve wrestled a lot of good wrestlers.” Brayan competes in the 120 weight class, and he is 26-8

Sophomore wrestler Jorge Monzon shared that his biggest inspiration for wrestling is his brother because “he would always help me improve on my moves and show me new techniques.” Jorge stated “My biggest challenge in wrestling was cutting weight and staying on weight.” Jorge’s most challenging opponent was a wrestler from Blair. he  ended up losing the match but also put up a good match and learned from his loss. Jorge will also continue using that experience in future meets.Jorge Monzon competes in the 113 weight class. he is 17-15 this season. Districts are on Saturday, February 5th. Wrestlers who place high enough will qualify for State Wrestling on February 17th and 18th in Omaha.