Chaparral Boys Varsity Wrestling took on some tough challenges while preparing for their tournament Dinuba Invitational in California. The team was there for 4 days and two of those days were full of 12 hours of wrestling. Sophomore Chase Daly said, "It was very fun but really intense." Preparing for the tournament took a lot of time and effort from the team. "In preparation for California, I went to practice with the mindset of doing everything like there was someone else in California working 10 times harder than me," said sophomore Trey Johnson. Junior Jackson Daly’s mental motivation comes from listening to his teammates and making sure the team did what they could to make the tournament their best one yet. Senior Ty Johnson got 4th place out of 42 other kids in the tournament. He won 5 out of his 7 matches and his brother Trey won 2 out of his 4. The boys worked hard to make it to California and worked even harder while there. After all the hard work and finishing the tournament, the team had a day at Magic Mountain enjoying the amusement park. Staying busy and having fun with wrestling and rides was easy for them. The tournament in California was just one more accomplishment for the team. Varsity wrestling has started the season off strong and are looking forward to more incredible matches.
By Erica Grotts