Boys Wrestling Looks Forward to Growth in the Next Year

By Kyra Ferguson

Wrestlers from Legend competed Feb. 15 in the regional competition in Colorado Springs to qualify for state. Senior Ty Mervin qualified, while senior Chris Enos, and sophomores Adam Aguilar and Kyle Stewart came close.

After qualifying at regionals, Mervin competed at state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center on Feb. 21, and while he didn’t place, Mervin did well.

“It went really well. I didn’t do as good, but it was an awesome experience. I’m glad I could do it.” Mervin said.

Coach Nick Rider was pleased with how his team performed this season.

“We have a really young team.” Rider said. “I anticipate that next year we’ll be pretty good, but in two years we’re going to be really good. Our league record improved, we calculate and look at things like total wins versus total losses, total takedowns versus total times we were taken down, and we gained at all the things we look at, which shows that what you’re doing is working.”

Mervin plans on continuing tournaments and joining a team in college.

With the approaching new season and summer training, Rider encourages interested students to take a look at wrestling.

“We have a real extensive summer program. We’ll go to five or six off-season camps and some of these kids will get upwards of 100 matches between now and the next season.” Rider said. “If you’re thinking about doing it, is you should come out for the summer and see if it’s something you want to do over school.”

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