Heritage wrestlers step back into the ring

With the conclusion of a relatively successful season for Eagles Athletics, the wrestling season is soon to be in full swing. Among the competitors are seniors Jared Todd and Alejandro Gandara.

Todd is coming off of his third consecutive state appearance. After last year’s 5th place finish, he is extremely eager to enter the ring once again with some of the most notorious wrestlers in the State.

Todd is continuing to wrestle in the hyper-competitive 152lb weight class.

Heritage wrestler takes first at the Arapahoe invitational. The Eagles have multiple undefeated wrestlers

Heritage wrestler takes first at the Arapahoe invitational. The Eagles have multiple undefeated wrestlers

“My favorite thing about wrestling is the atmosphere; it is one on one and extremely aggressive,” says Todd. He has been wrestling for the past 13 years and has accumulated many respectable regional finishes in CHSAA regulated events.

The season does not end for Todd or Gandara when they leave the walls of Heritage High School either.

“We wrestle dozens of matches for clubs and Heritage trying to gain prestige and skill,” says Gandara.

 Gandara has been wrestling for the past five years.

“Wrestling has a way of consuming your life. From what you eat, to when you go to bed and how you work out. It is very precise and you get to know your body in a way that you probably wish you didn’t,” says Gandara.

The wrestlers have been competing in tournaments during the off-season and look forward to upcoming tournaments.

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