By Tate Thomson
Wrestlers have been busy practicing for the 2018-19 season with their new head coach Tad Bremer.
“I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity and I am beyond excited to see the great group of student athletes we have compete and represent their community, their school and their families. I have no doubt that the students’ hard work and dedication will shine. I am looking to continue to build on an already outstanding program that will continue to hold true to the Wolverine standard,” said Bremer.
Having been a wrestler in his high school days, Bremer brings his personal experience to the mat along with help from returning assistant coach Neil MacDiarmid and assistant coaches James Guard and Tate Brumsickle. Bremer is hopeful that his coaching will benefit students not just at the gym.
“My goals are to help produce hard working, respectful and driven student athletes and to set a strong work ethic on and off the mat,” said Bremer.
The team has six new wrestlers this season: Aiken Durham-Guckian, Dante Prewitt, Ethan Wagner, Jaclyn Domenech, Keegan Bailey and Ryker Mattox. Returning members include Austin Wynne, Bristol Halvorson, Isaac Brumsickle, Jordan Lawson, Kaden Richie and Weston Swirtz.
The team has been preparing for their Dec. 5 match, the Muckleshoot Tribal Double Dual, to start off the season.
“Practice is amazing; the students are amazing; the coaches are better than amazing. I am looking forward to our first match at Muckleshoot. These kids have worked really, really hard and I can’t wait to see it pay off,” said Bremer.
The team will then compete in the “As Iron Sharpens Iron” meet on Dec. 8.