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Roa hopes wrestlers can aspire to greatness this season

Written by Rosa Vitti and Hannah Williams, The Eagle Staff Writers

This year’s wrestling season has had a promising beginning!  Coach Roa has been coaching for six years with this being his second year at Obama. He was very excited about his young team. He said the turnout was better than expected.

The 17  wrestlers are  led by captain, D’andre Caveniss. Although the team consists of many great wrestlers  Mr. Roa fears, “We might struggle as a team because we can’t fill out all of the weight classes, but individually I think we could have a couple of city champions.” One of those people who  you should look out for this season are their beloved captain who is a senior, as well as Malik Green in the eleventh grade and Tywan Scott, who is also a senior. Both of these wrestlers attend Pittsburgh Science and Technological Institute.

Of course, these wrestlers have tough shoes to fill. Last year’s team was led by Mike Adams and Nehemiah Hobdy who have both graduated and are no longer here. Another devastating loss was Neondre Harbour, a fantastic wrestler and a very important of the team!  Coach Roa and his team will be looking to draw inspiration from the contributions of those young men and the belief that this can be an unforgettable season.

Last year’s team finished second next to Allderdice and had a few medalists. This year the team is off to a speedy start and had their first match Wednesday.

           

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