The Lake Oswego Wrestling team is on the tail end of its season, holding their own against the rest of the Three Rivers League. Even while graduating a class of strong wrestlers last year, intriguing young team members have stepped up to give the team a boost.
Senior Marco Young, who has been wrestling since 6th grade, is proving to be one of the group’s best wres- tlers and a key team leader. “It’s been a little hard coming back from all the snow days, but we’re starting to do better and that’s good especially with districts in a couple weeks,” said Young. Last year Young won the dis- trict tournament and aspires to place even higher this year wrestling in the 160 lb. weight class.
Senior Sina Ansari, junior Harris Brown and Matt Grimm, and soph- omore Hank Filmore and have all stepped up and been crucial pieces of the team. The biggest match of the season so far was the team’s huge win over Lakeridge, winning by a score of 63-17.
Despite how tough wrestling seems to be, it pays off. “Wrestling is really a sport of endurance and grit. It tests your ability to overpower someone, and it pays off when you can,” said Young. You can watch the wrestling team compete in the Three Rivers League district tournament at Tigard High School, Feb 17 and 18.