Wrestling Competes During Winter Break

Lexi Moreland, Reporter

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Jan. 4 the Lampasas Wrestling Team competed in a tournament in Cypress, Texas, a city by Houston. Traveling almost five hours, the team stayed in a hotel the night before they competed.

“The group is a lot tighter this year now that many of the kids know eachother better,” wrestling coach Brandon Rosa said. “We have a nice core group to help teach all the freshmen and newbies.”

This is the second year in a row that Lampasas has had a wrestling team. This year a main goal is to take the team to state. Others goals are to fill all the weight classes and take as many kids to regionals as possible.

“This was my first tournament and I was really excited to be wrestling for the team,” freshman Christina Dobbertin said. “Though there was a lot of schools there and I was very nervous at first.”

The wrestling team goes to practice everyday. The only time that practice is not everyday is when they have a dual or a tournament.

“I love going to Cypress, Texas, it is the same location as state but way bigger than state,” senior Adam Murphy said. “I did alright. I went in as 28th seed which is like ranked 28th, and I finished 20th which isn’t bad because I had 56 people in my bracket.”

The team must get top four in the District tournament to go to Regional, and then get the top four in Regional to go to State.

“The team and coaches are honestly so great,” Murphy said. “Everyone is working very hard to better themselves and maybe take the team to state this year.”