Seniors Pin Down Last Home Match


Molly burton, Journalist

Seniors wrestle it out one last time at the last home match against Hughson on Thursday, January 8th. Even though it was a tough loss, the indians fought their hardest, to make the wrestlers senior night the best it could be. Seniors, Philip D’Angelo, Avery Thomason, Justin Swilley, Chris Speed, and Andrew Huynh have had many memories, and life lessons learned from the wrestling staff over their high school career.

    The wrestling program participates in many tournaments, resulting in memories that last a lifetime. Senior Avery Thomason has made many memories over the years, and one has a special place in her heart.

    “My favorite memory is going to a tournament in Santa Maria with my team, getting second as a team, and then going to the beach after,” Thomason stated.

    Thomason also plans to walk on to the wrestling team at the college she attends. Seniors Philip D’Angelo and Justin Swilley don’t plan to wrestle in college, but they both loved wrestling. They will always love the sport but choose to focus on their future in education.

    “I plan to open a new chapter in my life and go to college to major in engineering, and be certified in welding practices to be able to work in the field of fabrication and construction,”  Swilley stated.

    Wrestling leaves an impact on people, not only the battlescars from the matches. It brings changes in athletes mindsets, and personalities. Changes that will have a long lasting effect on the student athletes.

    “Wrestling has built up my mental toughness. Once you wrestle it feels like there is nothing you can’t do. The amount of confidence it builds up is invaluable… but at the same time, it truly humbles you,”  D’Angelo stated.

    As we say goodbye to great wrestlers, athletes, and students, we know that they are leaving with memories that last a lifetime and experiences that will stick with them forever.


Wrestling has taught me how to have self-discipline, and how to be a strong leader,” ”

— Avery Thomosan