BMHS PrideTime Reporter
Wrestling is more than just two people getting beat up on mats - wrestling takes a lot of skill and training to know how apply the right move at the right moment. The BMHS wrestling team graduated seven seniors in 2017 and is still kicking butt. Coach Mark Jackson says, “The team is a lot different this year due to losing most wrestlers. This makes a difference when running a program as you have to retain a lot of the new people and we only have three seniors from last year’s group that are returning. So this has been a growing year compared to last season.
Photos from Nick Marsan
Wrestling is much different from other sports, as it is more of an individual sport. It is one athlete against the other trying to see who gets the most points in the match. At the end, the team with the most points added up from each individual wins. Our wrestling team does not get much recognition as it is not a “main” sport in the school. Senior, Nick Marsan (‘18), says, “Wrestling obviously isn't a ‘main sport’ such as football or basketball, and we’ve come to terms with that as a team. Our families and close friends come to support us and that’s more than we could ask for. Nevertheless, it’s always nice to have some McMahoniacs in the crowd hyping us up.”
The team won an unexpected match against Staples this past Saturday, January 13th. As they are one of the best teams in the FCIAC, the Senators pulled through and won an amazing match. “Our best match so far was when we wrestled Staples and defeated them. It was not a match we were planning to win which was nice to see how everyone stepped up and did their part,” Coach Mark Jackson says.