The Ranger wrestling teams prepare to rock the mats this season


After a complexing COVID-19 season that the varsity wrestling team had last year, the Rangers are hungry to prove that they are ready to rumble on the mats against any and all opponents they face. 

The wrestling team went 15-7 last year, breezing past most of the teams in its way. The team has many returning athletes who are looking forward to getting back out there and proving themselves to opposing teams.

As the new season starts, most of the kids on the team have specific things they are looking forward to, and getting back into the swing of things is on the top of the list. 

“I’m looking forward to getting on the mat with the team and rolling around with the Dojo,” junior Andrew Weiskopf said.

Sophomore wrestler Alex Korff is ready to see how far the team gets with their enthusiasm for this season. 

“My favorite part of the team is the energy and excitement we have for this season,” Alex said. 

Experienced senior wrestler Will Richardson doesn’t have a specific team he is on the lookout for this season, but instead, likes getting double the satisfaction of winning against the teams that he additionally plays in his other varsity sport: football. 

“There isn’t a favorite team,” Will says. “But it feels the best to beat the teams we played in football.”

Guys like junior Michael Campbell are lasered in on going up against one of the team’s toughest opponents consistently from year to year. 

“I’m most excited to wrestle Ottawa Hills because they come out with a great team every year,” Michael said. 

Fellow teammate Andrew Weiskopf is in agreement about the team to beat this season.

“Ottawa Hills, because they always have a solid roster every year.” 

The team faces off for the first time against Belding this Wednesday, December 8, at 7:00 PM at Belding in its opening match. As the season heats up, the FHC varsity wrestling team will be one to watch out for with all the talent it has in its grasps. 

“Both teams have a lot of potential,” head coach Brad Anderson said. “We are young overall but the new athletes in the line-up are hungry to prove themselves.”