Letter: Knights Wrestling kicks off its season

By on November 21, 2013

The Knights Wrestling community is on the move at all levels. Kaneland High School kicked it off by inviting the middle school and club wrestlers to join in their Johnsons Mound training session. They braved the weather last Saturday to spend three hours of hardcore exercising, strength training and team building. Each wrestler performed in excellent fashion.

The first meet for KHS will happen as the Knights travel to East Moline for a quad meet on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Harter Middle School wrestlers are stepping up on the middle school circuit, sporting a very nice 8-0 record already with wins over Oswego’s Traughber, Bednarcik and Plank schools, as well as Aurora’s Jewel and Washington schools. HMS wrestlers also participated in a quad meet in St. Charles, claiming an undefeated streak. They will take a break and then return in December with an away meet at Batavia’s Rotolo Middle School.

Knights Wrestling Club began their practices last week with plenty of new faces. We have begun reviewing basic moves and simple combinations, getting our new wrestlers up to speed with the returning ones. Due to the new sponsorship program we began this season, KWC was able to earn enough money to purchase new singlets this season. We are hoping to debut them at the Monty Jahns Knights Open, slated for Sunday, Dec. 15, at Kaneland High School. We will welcome 13 other clubs to compete while we run a full concession and various vendors throughout the day. This will also be the opening tournament for the Knights Wrestling Club.

Michelle Parks
President, Knights Wrestling Club