Wrestling has a strong start to 2023 season

Eaton boys varsity wrestling is back on the grind

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Brooklin Frank, Staff Reporter

Eaton wrestling started up again in the beginning of December. They had their first triangular against Brush and Platte Valley on Dec. 1. The wrestling team has a record of 9-1. Ryder True is a senior and has wrestled all four years of high school. True also played football before the wrestling season began. True said, “ My dad got me into wrestling as a kid and I enjoy the sport so much because you have nobody to blame but yourself for a loss.” True is good at staying positive to himself during a match. 

Gunnar Clary (25) has been wrestling since he was a kid. Clary had a lot of energy as a kid and he found that wrestling got a lot of his energy out and it helped him get tougher. Clary was injured last season and he had his first match back this year. He beat a top ranked opponent and it showed him that he was recovered and ready to compete at a high school level again. Clary said, “I like to relax and calm my nerves before tough matches by hanging out and joking around with the other boys on the team.” Clary noticed that Eaton wrestling is not only a team, but it is also a family. 

The Reds have a winning streak of 9 and will have a triangular against Resurrection Christian and Windsor Charter Wednesday, Jan. 11. For weekly updates tune into Eaton Red Ink or NFHS to watch live.