It’s been a good season for the Rams wrestling team this year. The team competed hard and strong all season and earned a slot at the state wrestling championships in Nampa last week. All 10 members of the team qualified for the tournament and wrestled their best at the Ford Center.
Two of the team, both freshmen, took sixth place medals, which according to Coach Carlos Martinez is something of a rarity. “I don’t remember when the last time a freshman wrestler earned a state medal,” said Martinez.
Martinez said that Keyan Boller (98 lbs.) and Anthony Fabbi (113 lbs.) did exceptionally well for their first time at state.
Even though no one else on the team medaled this year, Martinez pointed out that they all wrestled some of their absolute best matches.
“The competition was tough and our kids gave their all,” said Martinez. “I am proud of how well they wrestled and how they handled their losses. This is a tough sport and whether you win or lose you have no one to blame but yourself. It teaches you how to deal with adversity. You learn a lot about yourself when you wrestle.
“While the kids did not all achieve their desired goals this year, they did all get better at wrestling and became better people, ready to take on the world,” said Martinez. “We are going to miss seniors Christian Fabbi, Cedar Fisher, Fallon Wilkins, Davis McElroy, Lane Schilling, and Austin Corey and we wish them all the best.”