Men's wrestling ready to take down season
By Alli Hand - Staff Reporter
As the wrestling season approaches, Highline's team has no lack of skill or leadership on the mats.
The current 2017 Highline wrestling roster has 12 state champions listed on their website. In conclusion of their 2016 season the team was ranked 18th in the nation had two All-American wrestlers.
However, with improvements made to the roster, Highline seeks to finish this 2017 season with more accolades than last years and will be leaning to their new recruits to assist in these successes.
Returning and incoming wrestlers are eager to begin this season, such as sophomore two-time State Champion, Emmanuel Daigbe at 197lbs.
As the team has 12 state champions listed on their roster, Daigbe said everyone knows what needs to get accomplished during practice in order to be successful during matches.
Head Coach Scott Norton and Assistant Coach Brad Luvaas are described by the wrestlers to be old-school coaches who put importance on respect values such as starting practice on time. Norton and Luvaas are also said to be very technique driven.
"Our coaches know anyone can be fast, big, and strong, but it all comes down to technique," Daigbe said.
With a strong roster for their 2017 season, nothing is changing in terms of team goals.
"Our goals are the same every year, to win a national championship… place higher at nationals and have more All-Americans," said Luvaas.
Their first match will be next Saturday, Oct. 28th at Glacier Middle School in Buckley.