Wrestling Enters New Season with High Expectations


Credit to Savannah Wandzel

FHN competing in a match on 2/15.

By Fabian Schwuchow

Wrestling started a new season Oct. 30, and their first duel will be Nov. 29. It will be a home match against St. Charles West and Orchard Farm.

“We have a lot of great potential,” coach Chris Brown said. “Jacob Smith is returning, and we expect a lot of great things out of him and Hunter Collins, who we are expecting to go to State this year. We also have a great group of juniors that we expect great things from. Smith is a three-time qualifier with the potential to be a state champ. Collins was one match away from going to State.”

According to junior Thadeus Mendeses, the team has more experience than last year, and they are looking forward to the season.

“The team spirit is great for the next season,” Mendeses said. “We have a lot of good chemistry, and we are all just going to root for each other.”