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.
“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.by
Alpine Club climbs to new heights
Heritage’s Alpine Club has kept busy since the start of the school year, taking their first hike up Goliath Peak on August 25. The kick off hike of the year offered new members a taste of what the club has to offer. Mr. Warren, Heritage Math Teacher, has been sponsoring the club for 18 years.
Track and Field hosts Liberty Bell amid exciting season
Every year around the end of April, Heritage hosts a huge track meet with about 40 schools participating. Organizing the event this year is the head track coach Mr. Tyler Knoblock, from the Physical Education Department.