Last season, Carbon High had to forfeit in five weight classes at wrestling tournaments due to a lack of numbers. This year however, the Dinos have built a large, strong team.
“We have more kids out to start this season,” stated head coach Steve Woodhouse. “We have more weights filled. The only one we don’t have is the lightest weight, 106. Also, it is not too late to come tryout for the team. We still have room for more wrestlers.”
Not only are most of the weights filled for varsity, but the team has many additional wrestlers in each weight class. This large amount of wrestlers allows for more realistic practices for the team.
“There are more people to wrestle within practice,” said Woodhouse. “The wrestlers are able to practice with others that are close to their weight.”
While large teams help to ensure productive practices, Woodhouse knows that this is not all it takes to win. “Overall, we need all of the boys to be competitive,” he said. “We need to come out and remain strong through all the matches and tournaments.
In his second year as Carbon High wrestling coach, Woodhouse is looking forward to a successful season. “I think we are going to surprise some people,” he said.
Carbon will kick off the wrestling season on Dec. 3 against Altamont. Junior varsity will compete at 5:30 p.m. with varsity following at 7.