War Eagles wrestling has high hopes for this new season


The image was used from the South Forsyth High School website.

This was taken at the GHSA 2017 state duals. The team stands posing and exciting for the tournament that awaits for them.

Kayleigh Emberton , Senior Editor

The War Eagle wrestling season kicked off over Thanksgiving Break; the eagles started off the season by going 9-1 in dual meets. The team is led by head coach Joshua Stephens and coaches Eric Cluck, David Matthews, Scott Tanner, Nick Turpin, Tony Vanhorn, and Chris Wilson. The season has just started, but Coach Stephens has high hopes for the team.

“I do think we will have a successful season. We were top 8 in the state last year and won the region championship and returned most of the team. We are capable of having an even better season this year.”

With the returning players and the added assets, the season is off to a great start and should put the War Eagles into a great position to win the region championship again and go far, or win, at state. The next meets are on December 1 and 2(JV)

“The season is a process. We look to peak in early Jan and mid Feb for the state tournaments. I keep a tough schedule so they’ll be some ups and downs. It’s about getting better every day”. ”

— Coach Stephens

and December 6(JV/V). The wrestlers have been working and training hard to prepare for these meets, but with the injuries and the late running football season the roster isn’t the best as it has been. Each player is fit to win every match, but some have stood out to Coach Stephen.

“Our top wrestlers this season are Charlie Ranta, AJ Riner, and Ian Hunt. They had very successful seasons last year placing in state and should do very well and even better this season.  We also have our varsity returners Trevor Patrick, Luis Gonzales, Kemran Ismail and Zach Moore that will have great years.”

The season is about getting better and working hard to win tournaments and championships. That is exactly what the War Eagles wrestling team is working to do this 2017-2018 season.