California News Admin
Wed, February 7, 2024 at 15:51 PM
As the new season approaches, the Barstow High School wrestling team is gearing up for another exciting year of competition. We sat down with Coach Admin Admin to get a sneak peek at what we can expect from the team this year. Coach Admin shared valuable insights into the team's goals, key players, coaching strategies, and more. It's clear the team's main goal this season is to continue building on the techniques and skills they learned last year. Coach Admin emphasized the importance of fundamentals, as they are the backbone of success in any sport. Additionally, the team will be focusing on the physical aspects of wrestling, such as diet and conditioning, to help wrestlers make weight and perform at their highest potential. The team's returning players are impressive, with seniors Mariah Rodriguez and Ariyanna Avalos leading the pack. Rodriguez, a state qualifier last year, will be competing in the 160 lbs weight class. Avalos, a CIF Master qualifier, will be wrestling in the 132 lbs weight class. These two athletes bring a wealth of experience and talent to the team and are sure to make a significant impact on the mat. However, it's not just about the returning wrestlers. Coach Admin also highlighted a couple of newcomers who are already making a name for themselves. Sophomore Jovel Blaine and senior Leslei Minguela are both dedicated and hardworking individuals, eager to learn and improve their skills. Blaine has an undefeated record so far this season, while Minguela is constantly striving to become better. When it comes to team chemistry and camaraderie, Coach Admin believes in fostering a positive and fun environment. The team participates in team-building activities and watches videos of former wrestlers and coaches together. With the small-town community of Barstow, many of the wrestlers' families have played sports together, creating a strong support system for the team. In terms of motivation, Coach Admin is a firm believer in tough love. He recognizes that wrestling is not an easy sport, and it takes a certain level of mental and physical toughness to succeed. He pushes his athletes to reach their full potential by pairing them up with partners who will challenge them and changing up practices to keep things interesting. Building relationships with his wrestlers is also essential in keeping them motivated, as Coach Admin takes the time to listen to their goals and interests. As with any sport, there are always challenges, and for the Barstow High School wrestling team, it's recruiting more girls to join and attend tournaments