High School Sports

PREP BOYS’ WRESTLING PREVIEW: Sehome Mariners

Coach: Scott Schroyer

Last year: Advanced three wrestlers to the Class 2A State Tournament and finished tied for 47th at Mat Classic XXVI with three points.

Wrestlers to watch: Zack Zimmerman (jr., 195); Davis Canfield-Cole (jr., 195); Briley Funk (jr., 285); Nick Coats (jr., 220)

Outlook: Sehome looks to be another team in the midst of a youth movement this year, as Schroyer said the team is without a single senior. But the lack of experience hasn’t shown in the way Schroyer’s team has been working during practice. “We have some really good kids who are working hard and are dedicated and come to each practice with a plan to get better,” Schroyer said in a phone interview. “They have a good worth ethic.” The Mariners’ strength lies within the upper weights with promising juniors Zimmerman, Canfield-Cole , Coats and Funk. Funk is a state returner, who Schroyer said is an extremely hard worker. Much of the lower weights will be a work in progress as the season goes along, but Schroyer said seeing how much development his wrestlers are making on a daily basis has been particularly gratifying. “They are staying focused on what they can control and not worrying about anything else,” Schroyer said.

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