Wrestling team seeks to thrive

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The upcoming wrestling match against Palomar College will be Wednesday at 7 p.m., and the squad is better prepared for this upcoming match after having wrestled against East Los Angeles College last week and winning 22-15.

Head coach Don Garriott said his team had an “overall good performance.”

The match against Palomar College was a chance to give his starting lineup a break due to injuries, and it also gave the newcomers a chance to compete and get their names known.

Garriott analyzed on what he had in store in case one of his essential starters couldn’t wrestle in the upcoming match.

The wrestling team looked good at the start of last week’s match against East Los Angeles College, but its condition seemed to be in need of improvement in order for it to be in tip-top shape when it wrestles against Palomar College .

Freshman Eric Ambriz gave his thoughts about the match lineups against East Los Angeles College, “(I) felt it was a good match overall; (I) felt the team could’ve done better after watching the fight over. My technique was a little sloppy (and there’s) room for improvement, but (I) had good cardio overall.”

On the bright side, the wrestling team is hosting its first match at home in the gymnasium for the first time in three years since the construction started.

Freshman Samuel Holandez said, “Getting the gymnasium back is a huge moral booster on having home fan’s support.”