SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
By: Zach Karraker
As everyone should know, it takes a different kind of mentality to become a wrestler. I'm not talking about those over-scripted, super juiced, Neanderthals you see on Pay Per-View. I'm talking about ACTUAL wrestling. The kind that has been around for over 1000 years. The kind that the Greeks invented. Wrestling for MEN. It takes a different kind of mentality to do that. If you want to be a REAL wrestler you can never feel pain, you can never quit, and the word “can't” is not in your vocabulary. You are a lean, mean, not-to-be-messed-with machine. Whether you believe it or not, Shelbyville High School is host to such wrestlers.
Just last week we were able to send nine wrestlers (the most in Shelbyville history) to sectionals in Robinson, IL. Of those nine, two wrestlers (Alex Jones and Jared Finley) will actually be going to the State Tournament. I was able to talk to Mitchell Barna (an alternate wrestler, should someone from his weight class not be able to compete) about his successes, as well as the team's, this season. Finishing the season with a record of 24 wins and only six losses, Mitchell expresses that his goals for next season are to train harder and place in state. His wrestling hero of all time, he says, is, and I quote, “Coach Harkins! ;)” Mitchell believes that the season has been as successful as it has been for the reason that everyone on the team has worked hard day in and day out, leaving nothing else to give on the mat.
Alex Jones (30-5) will advance to state again after placing 4th last year and compete in the 132 pound weight class against Plano High School Sophomore Ivan Lopez who has a record of 22-12, with first round scheduled for approximately 2:45 on Thursday and can be seen on IHSA.tv. Freshman Jared Finley (31-8) advances to compete in the 120 pound weight class and is scheduled for a first round matchup against Jose Villareal, a junior from Plano High School with a record of 33-6. I'm sure that however they perform, or place, at this event that they will present Shelbyville in a way that makes all of us proud to support our school. “Cheer, cheer for purple and white!”
SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
By: Zach Karraker
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