During this past weekend, the Competitive Sports Program ended its wrestling season with a final tournament. It hosted some of the best wrestlers that BYU-Idaho has to offer.
“It’s been great, the guys have had great attitudes,” says Nikki Mouille, the Competitive Sports Operations Lead. “I’ve seen great teamwork, the coaches have been sporting each of their players and cheering them on. It’s great to see how the refs are learning as well. They’re all learning from Brother Hansen – he’s the adviser – and they’re all just kinda working together to make the program run today.”
Now a common misconception about wrestling is that it is an individual sport. However – although they do compete one on one – their individual scores add to a total team score. After many grueling matches this past weekend, the final standings had the Hawks in 4
th place with 66 points, the Spartans in 3 rd place with 76.5 points, the Vikings in 2 nd place with 80.5 points, and the Knights in first place with 122 points.
“It’s a spectator sport that is very enjoyed,” says Kory Johnson, the Competitive Sports Wrestling Coordinator. “Those that do actually take the time to watch it, to learn about it, enjoy it more and are able to enjoy a new sport in their life that I guarantee you they would enjoy in any other sport. I love wrestling it’s been a passion in my life; I was introduced at a young age. I think the finals is probably always the best part. You get to see the best wrestling then, there’s the most excitement. It all builds to the one moment that you’ve been looking forward to the entire season. So, it’s a lot of fun.”
This is Bryce Prince reporting from the Hart building at BYU-Idaho, Scroll Digital.