Image is from a 61-16 win against Hersey High School at Prospect on Dec. 6.
By Alyssa Schulz, Executive Sports Editor
The wrestling team lost to Barrington 46-21 and Schaumburg 37-31 on Dec. 5. Both Schaumburg and Barrington remain undefeated through the beginning of the season. Even though the team lost, senior Ryan Traviolia believes that Prospect has the potential to be a great team by the end of the season.
According to Traviolia, the team just wasn’t able to win the matches that they were supposed to. He wants to see the team improve their practice intensity so it can carry over to conference play.
“We need the effort and dedication which comes in the practice room in simulating matches,” Traviolia said. “The effort in the practice room is essential when you’re on the mat.”
Whalen isn’t worrying about the teams’ performance against two top teams in the conference in Barrington and Schaumburg.
“We have a long way to go at this point. We have to learn to wrestle for each other and not ourselves in order to be where we want later on,” wrestling coach Tom Whalen said in an interview with the Daily Herald.
Now, the wrestling team just has to work on raising the intensity to be able to rack up wins and perform as well as Traviolia thinks they can.
“At the beginning of the season we shouldn’t be able to beat [teams like Barington] but by the end of the season we should,” Traviolia said.
The wrestling team travels to Buffalo Grove on Dec. 13 looking to secure a win against a tough division opponent.