The Hard Work is Paying off for the LQ Wrestlers

Ariana Alvarez, Sports Editor

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The LQHS wrestling program has grown into such a success over the years that they have sent athletes to DEL finals, CIF, and even State.

At the Edison Beach Bash Tournament on December 8, the boys’ wrestling team had seven athletes who placed third and above. The boys’ team overall took third place out of more than thirty schools. Dominick Jahnig ‘19 placed first in his weight class and has set the tone for the rest of his season.

Boys’ Coach Chad Endres is pushing them harder each day in order to be the best. The wrestlers all agree that this season is tougher than last but they are more than capable to take the pressure. Aidan Miller ‘19 shares, “I know we have a team that works hard and is willing to push themselves to the limit.”  

The girls’ wrestling team has grown from one athlete five years ago to sixteen at press time, and they compete against other girls in the state’s newly founded female league. Coach Hirsch anticipates success saying, “This year is really hard but I have the highest hopes and I think they are able to do it.”

Alongside of hard work, the wrestlers value unity and have developed a strong family bond with one another. Dominick Jahnig reveals, “If you’re able to glance up into the stands and see your teammates going crazy for you, it’s like, wow they believe in me, I can do it and it just pushes you.”