Grappling This Season

Boys and girls wrestling team prepares for this season

Junior David Gonzales having a practice math with teammate. (Valeria Munoz Reyes )

This season the Wrestling team, has been getting ready for the 22-23 season.

Narciso Juarez has been the Head Coach for both boys and girls for six years.

“[This is]my 9th year coaching overall,” said Juarez.

For Juarez, wrestling has always been his sport.

“I started wrestling at the age of five and kept on going. I wrestled at Sanger High all four years and wrestle in college five years,” said Juarez.

Juarez has high expectations for this year’s team.

“Work hard and compete is something that I always preach to the kids. I expect kids to be

dedicated and listen to every little detail us coaches tell them. The little things make a

big difference,” said Juarez.

Junior David Gonzales has high hopes and goals for this season.

“My team goal is to win CMAC tittle, My personal goal is to place in State,” said Gonzales.

Junior Lailanie Vongnakhone having a practice match with teammate

Gonzales looks up to some of his favorite grapplers.

“My idols are my dad and my grandpa because they taught me the sport Wrestling. My mom for me to be responsible,” said Gonzales.

Gonzales hopes to pursue wrestling in college.

“[I also want to] own my own business,” said Gonzales.

Junior Lailanie Vongnakhone also has high hopes for this year’s team.

“My team goal for this year is to win CMAC and my personal goal is to get better every single day so hopefully I can make it to state,” said Vongnakhone.

She also explains some of her favorite hobbies she likes to do outside of the sport.

“I love to read, wrestle, and hangout with friends,” said Vongnakhone.

Vongnakhone enlightens us with some of her future goals.

“My future goals is to travel around the world and hopefully have a great career in criminal field, but I do plan on going to Fresno State after high School,” said Vongnakhone.