BMHS PrideTime Reporter
NORWALK-As the temperatures begin to drop, sports start to move indoors. Varsity Wrestling Coach, Santa Luccia, is ready for the 2017-2018 season as preparation begins on the mats in the mini gym after school. Going 12-4 last season, ending up with a total of 10 points, the Senators seek to keep working hard to maintain a winning season.
Coach Santa thinks this is going to be a challenging season for the team. Santa says “We lost 7 seniors (Jeff Capone, Jack Coulter, Nico Gonzalez, Timmy Horton, Jason Martinez, Caelen Sampson, and Felipe Silva). Who were all in the starting line up. Hopefully it’s a good building year, I’d like for more Freshman to come out. We have much less experience this year and I don’t know if we can fill in every weight class.” The Senators had some key wins last year such as their win against Norwalk high which they have beaten for 15 consecutive years.
Coach Santa says some of the key players this year are Nick Marsan(‘18) , Jeff Cochia(20’) and Mikey Santa Luccia(20’) . All of these wrestlers had a winning record last year . Nick Marsan plays a big role as being a senior leader of the team. Last year, Marsan had many successful matches. In his first tri-meet, he beat an opponent from Greenwich in overtime. Nick also went on to FCIAC’s and made his way to CIAC’s. Nick was able to go face-to-face with the number one player in the state from Danbury. Marsan has the talent and mental skills to potentially win all his matches. “It takes confidence. If you’re nervous you will mess up. It takes determination. A match can go towards any player’s favor; keep going until the clock hits zero. Even a good wrestler can get thrown onto his back in one second and lose.” says Nick Marsan. The wrestling team is ready for their first meet against Fairfield Warde December 13th, 6:30 pm, at home on the M.