Heritage wrestlers take on State
With the conclusion of a relatively successful season for Eagles Athletics, two Heritage wrestlers have singled themselves out. Seniors Jared Todd and Alejandro Gandara represented Heritage in the 2015 CHSAA State Wrestling Championship.
Todd is coming off of his third consecutive state appearance was extremely excited to be able to once again compete on the largest stage in the sport.
“It was bittersweet because I know I gave everything I had on that matt and wrestled the best I could but it just didn’t finish the way I had hoped,” says Todd.
Todd was able to secure the sixth place spot in the 160lb weight class losing to a top ranked wrestler. Todd entered the tournament seeded third in his weight class.
“It is always a fun experience to wrestle at the Pepsi Center, and I think those memories will last a lifetime for me,” says Todd.
He has been wrestling for the past 13 years accumulating various accolades.
Gandara was able to secure an eighth place finish at the tournament. He fell short of breaking the all-time Heritage single season win record at 39 by one match.
Gandara has been wrestling for the past five years.
“It was extremely exciting for me to be able to wrestle on such a huge stage. Even though I feel like I have some unfinished business it was a great feeling to make it as far as I did,” says Gandara
Although neither wrestler was able to satisfy their own goals their efforts and finishes are extremely respectable and admirable.
“As for now I think I am hanging it up to enjoy my college years but we’ll see in a couple years if I decide to pick up the sport again,” says Todd.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.