Wrestlers look to return to state title contention

Wrestlers look to return to state title contention

By Stephanie Cochrane Posted December 17, 2008

Returning with all but four or five of last year’s seniors, Lowry’s wrestling team looks to have a strong advantage this season.

Head coach John Brooks is holding his athletes to their commitment of joining the team. Higher intensity practices replaced the effective but weaker ones held last year. Winning state holds a high rung on Brooks’ ladder of goals, but overall improvement is also important.

“Lowry has the history behind them where winning state is the goal and it’s certainly achievable,” said Brooks.

Lowry came in 3rd place at state last year behind Pahrump and Spring Creek. Pahrump moved to 4A last year and Spring Creek is Lowry’s toughest competition. Brooks said, “They have been the team to beat for the last five or six years. They have a great program, as do we; they have just had a few more studs than we have had.”

Brooks said Lowry’s premier wrestler right now is senior Trevor Grant. Grant is among the three current Lowry wrestlers who hold a state championship title.

“I want to be able to come to my state champion wrestlers any time during practice and point to them and say, ‘That’s how it should be done’; and so far Trevor has shown that and that’s his job,” said Brooks.

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