By Alexis Galarza Posted March 10, 2023
This year the wrestling team had a great season. The state tournament was held in Winnemucca, Nevada where Jhett Harber became a state champion in his hometown. However, becoming a state champion is not an easy task.
“Lots of practice [what kind of preparation did you go through], said Harber. “You have to try to improve every chance you get.”
After having a rough season last year Harber is thrilled to win.
“From not placing last year to winning it this year feels amazing, I couldn’t describe a better feeling,” said Harber.
For others like Brayden Mezenen-Dennis wrestling is more mental than physical.
“Coming into the season as a new inexperienced wrestler and losing over and over is difficult, mentally,” said Mezenen-Dennis. “But near the second half of the season and seeing improvement from the last tournament was so rewarding I started to enjoy wrestling near the postseason.
As a first-year wrestler, Dennis qualified for the state tournament due to his perseverance and tough mental capacity.
“Wrestling taught me the only way to succeed is to fail over and over again,” said Mezenen-Dennis.