Wrestling team continues their season


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The varsity wrestling team had a meet at Plainfield East High School on Jan. 7.

On Saturday, Jan. 7, Hinsdale Central’s Wrestling Team went to Plainfield East High School for a meet. They competed against Hoffman Estates, Bolingbrook and Plainfield East. 

As the players are well into their season, their matches are significant for a various reasons. 

Hinsdale Central ’22-23 Varsity Wrestling team. Photo Courtesy of https://hcwrestlingclub.smugmug.com/

“Weekend duals are always a great experience for every wrestler, ” said Anika Potempa, manager of the wrestling team. “It can boost confidence, help recognize mistakes or flaws, and lets the wrestlers try out new techniques in live matches before our next conference dual.” 

While Saturday’s meet was important to continue improving the team, it also brought them one match closer to state, coming out in first place in all three duals. 

“The last varsity meet was important because we are now one step closer to winning conference,” said Will Ciastko, senior. 

The wrestling program has recently added girls to the team as well. 

“I really love being able to get new experiences out of it and I like being able to learn from others that have some experience,” said Makenzie Ford, junior. 

The team is looking forward to continue competing, with aspirations of making it to the state championship.

Coming up, we have two tournaments; Batavia and Stagg. In February we have individuals, Regional competition, Sectional competition (which Hinsdale Central holds), and finally, state,” Potempa said.

For more information about the team, visit Hinsdale Central HS | Boys WRESTLING | Scores & Results or email the head coach, Jason Hayes, at [email protected]