The Bruins wrestling team competed at state this weekend where they had to wrestlers place. Alex Contreras placed fourth in the girl’s division, while Averi Winn placed sixth in the heavyweight class.

Jon Zabadua and Louie Blandau were a match away. Kelvonte Dawsey, William Miller, and Jacob Wellenbrock all wrestled at the state tournament as well, but all were knocked out after the first day.

“This weekend was a very good experience for our guys in which four of the qualifiers will be returning next year,” said Bruins coach Alonzo Nalls. “We will continue to work hard and to grow the program. I am hoping that kids start to see the success that some of the kids are having and decide to join.”

According to Nalls, the program is still growing and had one of its best years yet since he became involved with the program. This year saw some of his first four-year wrestlers finish the program and he is looking forwards to

“The great thing about Wrestling is that at the end of the day, the team doesn’t have to do well for you to do well as an individual. You can be a state champ all on your own,” Nalls said. “I am proud of the kid’s effort at the end of the season even though we didn’t get more on the podium, we improved and have high expectations for next season with the experience we got from just being there. It’s a big stage to compete on with all eyes on you and the person you are facing and it takes a lot of courage to perform and our kids did well.”