Wrestling requires both mental and physical preparation. Strength, speed, and agility are essential, and it is unique due to its mental aspect. To be successful in wrestling, one needs focus, strategy, and determination.
The team has had many moments of glory in National Prep Championships. Only a few years ago, however, the team struggled to fill spots.
Under the leadership of Head Coach Mr. Jesse Satalof, and assisted by Coaches Mr. Chris DiBello, Mr. Anthony Pariano, and Mr. Ianny Dimitrov, the team has improved to an 11-3 record with big wins over opponents such as Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, where the score was 76-6.
Coach Sataloff attributes the team’s success to a team effort from the coaches, wrestlers, families, and alumni. In a recent 58-24 win over Germantown Academy, the team celebrated “senior night,” and the Sixth Formers were recognized by Coach Satalof with an emotional speech.
“I am excited for the rest of this season, especially being on the team with my brother and friends.”Billy Brosko ’23
Sixth Former and Captain Billy Brosko used this speech as motivation to continue dominating.
“I feel confident about the team,” Brosko said. “I am excited for the rest of this season, especially being on the team with my brother and friends.”
This past season, new faces have stepped up and contributed to the team’s improvement.
On February 3rd, the team performed well against Episcopal Academy, winning 47-24 with an electric performance from Fifth Former Daniel Kaiser.
The team has two more meets, at the Cougar Duals at MLK High School and Lower Merion High School, before the start of States and Nationals Tournaments.
“If the team performs to its ability,” Coach Sataloff said, “they will succeed, but success depends on the team’s mental and physical preparation.”