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Brady Bartz, Linn-Mar Wrestling Tournament Preview [video]

Posted on 08 January 2016 by admin

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Brady Bartz, Linn-Mar Wrestling Tournament Preview [video]

Posted on 08 January 2016 by admin

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Eichhorn’s first varsity meet

Posted on 30 November 2015 by Amery Bruce

By: Caitlyn Smith @csmit05 [Staff Writer]

The sound of the cheerleaders pounding the mat, his coach yelling, and his teammates cheering him on are just a few of sounds that fill the gym. All these supporters and fans only watching him and his opponent. With all these possible distractions, he remains focused on the opponent across the mat. Him and his opponent have the same goal. They both want to pin each other.

This boy trying to get the pin is Jack Eichhorn. Eichhorn, ‘18, has been wrestling for two years. He is now preparing for his first varsity meet tomorrow which is being held at Marion High School.

When wrestling at a higher level, the competition also increases. Wrestling varsity also increases what is at stake, especially when it is someone’s first time at that level. Some would expect these younger athletes to be nervous. Eichhorn stated, “I am kinda nervous because I get afraid I might completely choke and not remember anything.”

Preparation during a day before a meet can consist of many things. Wrestlers must prepare in practice and outside on their own time. “In practice we mainly just go through live situations that could happen during the meet,” Eichhorn stated. The time outside of practices is where the wrestlers are held accountable for maintaining their weight and preparing for the meet. “I basically starve myself by not eating anything, so it won’t influence my weight for the meet,” said Eichhorn.

Whether it is a wrestler’s first, second, or last meet they all prepare in the same way. Some may get nervous, but others may see it as just another meet. After the preparation in practice and on their own it is time to show off their skills. Using their skills they all have the same goal during the match: pin the opponent.

Jack Eichhorn, '18, has been working hard to be ready for his first varsity meet.

Jack Eichhorn, ’18, has been working hard to be ready for his first varsity meet.

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Murphy’s road to recovery

Posted on 28 January 2015 by Alex Coleman

Gage Miskimen @GageMisky [Co Executive Editor]

The biggest fear high school athletes can have is getting injured. All it takes is one play or one second, and an athlete’s career can be changed forever.

Preston Murphy, senior, was injured in the peak of the wrestling season. During a match Murphy tore his ACL and meniscus, and also sprained his MCL. “My opponent blocked my leg and returned me to the mat. Since he blocked it, my body went to the ground but my leg sort of just stayed there,” Murphy said, trying to give some insight of the event as it happened.

The process to recovery has been a long and difficult journey. “I had to get an MRI to diagnose the injury. I went to physical therapy twice a week, I was in the training room with Cody everyday, and I ended up getting surgery. I had to stay at home for a week, and I couldn’t do much. After that, I had physical therapy three times a week, and I did a bunch of exercises. That’s where I’m at right now,” Murphy explained.

The injury ended Murphy’s high school career in sports,  something that can be very hard for athletes to cope with. Especially for someone like Murphy who has been involved in multiple sports every year since he was a little kid. “For the rest of high school, I can’t participate in sports, but there are opportunities in college for recreation. By then, I should be fully healed.” Murphy said. He has goals to come back and be athletic and active again, because it’s been a huge part of his life for so long and it was his first year being active in wrestling. “It was my first year in wrestling, and I was really enjoying it, so not being able to wrestle hurts,” Murphy stated.

But Murphy also seems to focus on the positives and feels lucky that the injury didn’t happen earlier. “Since it didn’t happen during football, I consider myself lucky because I’ve been raised around football and looked forward to it every year,” Murphy said.

Murphy has hope for the future though, and looks forward to becoming active again and working out. He hopes to get involved with CrossFIt after he has fully recovered.

Preston Murphy, senior, has come a long way since his injury, but still has a rough road ahead.

Preston Murphy, senior, has come a long way since his injury, but still has a rough road ahead.

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Ross ready to wrestle

Posted on 17 November 2011 by sbogsmhs

By: Alex Estes [Feature editor]

Tonight, an event that happens annually will be held in the Red Gym at MHS. The Winter Rally is dedicated to athletes who participate in sports in the winter months. Sports that are played in the winter are wrestling, girls’ and boys’ basketball, and cheerleading.

Mitch Ross, junior, has wrestled for Marion High School for two years. “I wrestle to keep me in shape for football,” Ross remarked. He is very passionate about Marion Football. He has never been to a Winter Rally before, so he doesn’t know what happens at them.  “I’m going to support wrestling,” Ross raved.

Ross thinks the Winter Rally is a good thing for Marion. “It’s good to realize who’s going out for what sports,” he smiled. Marion athletes work hard so their school, and team, will look good that season and they deserve recognition.

Everyone is looking forward to wrestling season, and Ross is no acception. “[I prepare] for the wrestling season by practicing and working hard,” he states. “I’m looking forward to improving my record for wrestling,” he mused. Ross is looking forward to the wrestling season.

Mitch Ross is looking forward to the Winter Rally tonight, and is also looking forward to the winter sports season.

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Ross talks about wrestling

Posted on 08 February 2011 by sbogsmhs

By: Jordan Hansen, Opinion editor

Hearts pounding, muscles tensing, sweat pouring. He steps on to the mat and faces his competitor. Walking out toward him, he feels confident. Not overly so, but enough to know that he can win the match. Crouching down, he gets ready to go.

Mitch Ross, sophomore, loves wrestling, and enjoys every second of it. The best part of the sport, at least for him anyways is, “The guys that are out and the bond that we got.” The wrestlers are a close group, as their team is not all that big this year.

The team this year is doing, “Pretty good, decent compared to other seasons, not as many wrestlers out,” said Mitch. Recently, despite placing 12th out of 16 teams in the WaMaC tournament, Alex Hunter still won his weight class.

Along with wrestling, Mitch also likes football. Starting on varsity this year, Mitch hopes to do the same next year. Despite whatever sport he enjoys more, one thing is for certain, Mitch will be involved with both of them next year.

The match starts. Springing forward, he slams into the other wrestler with an extreme amount of force. The two wrestlers grapple for a bit, but he finds an advantage over the other, and manages to pin him. Another win for the mighty, mighty Indians.

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Winter Sports [Slideshow]

Posted on 24 January 2011 by sbogsmhs

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Give it all you got

Posted on 23 February 2010 by sbogsmhs

By: Storm Bogs, Staff Writer

As he’s jogging in place, warming up, he hears his name being announced along with the weight of 171 and he’s ready to wrestle.

David Glover, senior, was a state qualifier this year. He says, “It doesn’t really feel any different from before, but I’m glad I made it. David has been wrestling since he was five years old, and also participates in MMA. He said that his favorite part about state was “the food and hanging out back at the hotel.” Though staying at the same weight throughout the season was tough, he enjoyed the season. “My favorite part was working with Aaron Conway and also being able to be down on the mat at the state tournament,” says David. Aaron Conway was an assistant coach this season. David says that “I’ll definetly miss being out on the mat and working with all the coaches.

He’s got his opponent on his back, three seconds to go before the match is over. Three. Two. One. He won the match that qualified him for the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines.

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Wrestling for the pin

Posted on 14 January 2010 by adixonmhs

By: Alice Dixon, Staff Writer

He wrestled around with his opponent during a meet in a dark gym; the spotlight was on him. Finally, putting his body into the right position to get a pin. He cut weight to get his victory.

Alex Charipar, a freshmen at Marion High School, has gotten the chance to be a part of these exhilarating wrestling meets this year. “I think everyone is improving every week.”

Alex participates in wrestling and baseball, but is not part of any clubs. He has been in wrestling since he was in kindergarten. This year he has had a chance to wrestle on the Varsity team. Looks like all the hard work paid off. “I like it because you get to hang out with your friends during practices or a meet.”

Many people from the wrestling team decide to diet to “make weight”. Alex says he tries to cut weight often. They loose weight in practices and do a lot of conditioning, drills, and sometimes they play dodge ball at the end. “I don’t eat the day before, or the day of the meet.”

It can be tough trying to handle making weight and Alex says his favorite part is eating after weigh in.
He watches his teammates as they take down their opponent. He steps onto the mat nervously. The clock starts and Alex is prepared for total domination.

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Nate wrestles his way to fifth

Posted on 16 December 2009 by hmillermhs

By: Hannah Miller, Design Editor

On Saturday, the 12th of December, the Marion varsity wrestling went to Mt. Vernon for the 42nd annual Invitational. Their day started with them getting to the high school at around seven in the morning to get on the bus to go to Mt. Vernon. They then arrive at Mt. Vernon around nine in the morning to wrestle. After a very tiring day way after the sun had set, around eight at night, they got back on the bus to head home.

One varsity wrestler there was Nate Reynolds. “It went pretty good,” he commented about the meet. Marion got fifth out of about ten teams at the 42nd Annual Invitational. Nate happened to place fifth person at the meet that weekend also. “I like to escape the evil clutches of the other team and destroy,” Nate explains. He certainly did when he wrestled four times. Overall the meet was a pretty good success for the Marion varsity wrestling team.

With the season just starting, it hard to tell where it will go, but Nate states, “It’s going swell. All of us are working very hard and striving to get better.” With only a few meets down, the team is looking forward to a great season. Come and support the team this Thursday the 17th at Independence.

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