Girls wrestling competes at quad event

HHS girls wrestlers start the year off strong, beating West Chicago and Yorkville.


J. Sola

HHS wrestlers prepare for their matches. (J. Sola)

By Jacey Sola

On Nov. 22, the east gym was full of energy, screams, cheers and shouts. Families cluttered the bleachers to support their respective teams.

In the quad event, held at Huntley, the girls wrestling team went against West Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Yorkville and Lake Park. This was the team’s first match of the season and its first match as a team.

In the first round, Huntley went against Yorkville. They were able to start strong and get the win with a score of 42-30.

“Our first match, we’re new, but we’re getting there. We just have to keep getting better,” Coach Jacob Rasine said. “Like I said, we’re new, but we have a lot of spirit and talent. We just got to keep working at it and keep getting better.”

Huntley returned for the third round to go against West Chicago. Again, Huntley secured the win 48-30. During the fifth round, Huntley faced off against Lake Park. Huntley was able to win and crush the other team with a score of 48-24.

For the final round, Huntley went against Hoffman Estates. It resulted in a draw, and each team scored 36 points. However, in this round, senior Hannah Price was able to win her third match of the night. She won all of her matches at the event.

“On my wins, I’m super proud of myself. I won three out of three of my matches which is astonishing to me as I’m a first-year wrestler,” Price said. “I’m proud of myself for pushing through the anxiety and enjoying the fight.”

It was also the first match for many of the members of the team, including junior Jessica Olson, who deeply enjoys the sport.

“It hypes you up, and it’s so motivational. I love this sport so much, and it’s honestly changed my life. I’ve only been doing it for three weeks now,” Olson said.

Each member of the team truly gave it their all. They showed great sportsmanship and competitiveness all around.

“As a whole, I think we were really aggressive, and a new, competitive side of us came out. I’m really proud of how everyone brought their A-game and didn’t stop fighting even when it was tough,” Price said.

The team starts the year off strong and is looking forward to the great season ahead of them.