a young team with big goals

The Fremont High School wrestling team is comprised of a boys’ team and a girls’ team. The girls team was officiated in the 2022 season and they have been working hard to improve.
“We really like working with the group of athletes that we have, and it’s a joy to come to work with them every day,” head coach Ben Wilcox said. “We have always faced adversity, but the key is to teach athletes how to overcome adversity. Good and bad things are going to happen, but the goal is to finish strong.”
The team welcomes many new athletes this year. Some are returners and some have never wrestled before.
“I have been wrestling for three weeks now,” sophomore Dakota Coon said. “I’m looking forward to getting better at wrestling and improving my technique.”
The boys’ team has three returning seniors along with the five juniors and the girls’ team has a few with state experience and one state medalist. They work together to push the team.
“Sportsmanship is always great to have on a team to look to. And having them always have your back on those rough days and lifting each other through tough times is what makes it special,” Eny Bravo, a senior on the girls’ team, said.
The new members are showing up and stepping out to reach the bar that previous athletes set after the 16th place finish at last year’s state meet.
“This is my fourth year wrestling and my first year in high school,” freshman Sofia Blanco at FHS, said. “I am excited to see where the team goes.”
Starting off the season with a home invite, the Tigers set the bar high for meets to come. The girls with their first official year are ready to take on the season as an officially sanctioned NSAA sport after last year of being considered an emerging sport.