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SHS wrestlers prepare for the  upcoming match.

SHS wrestlers prepare for the upcoming match.

Anabelle Baxter

Anabelle Baxter

SHS wrestlers prepare for the upcoming match.

Lock. Slam. Pin.

So is the rough tango that the SHS Wrestling Team dances at every match.

On the eve of Jan 11, the punching screams of the little crowd packed into the school gymnasium rivaled even the fanatic hooplahs of a sea of football fans. Coaches at either side of the mat sputtered hasty tactics at their players. The piercing buzzer popped the hot bubble of pressure for each match like a needle. Wrestlers paced on the sidelines, hoods pulled up, as they waited for the fiery fate of their turn.

Raw strength, focus, and thick skin are the pillars of this intense sport. In essence, wrestling is a test of will. Every ounce of physical and mental energy is unleashed with every match. The wrestler fights with a warrior spirit.

“The amount of strength needed to do this, and the willpower just to overcome the opponent,” said Drayton Faulling, a sophomore and wrestler on the JV team, on what differentiates wrestling from other sports. “It’s more of a one on one, rather than relying on other people.”

If you zoom in on the faces of wrestlers in the heat of a match, nearly, but not yet pinned, you can see the unbreakable determination as they grit their teeth and blink back the easy temptation of giving in. You can read the silent battle cries from the pressed lines of concentration on their foreheads. Stonewall bulls.

A wrestling match is a plight to stand.

A wrestler has an appetite for resistance.

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  1. guy harvey on March 13th, 2017 11:05 am

    this good

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    thanks

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