Wrestling is a sport that is growing by popularity and number of wrestlers each year and Pueblo West High School head wrestling coach Ryan Schumann wants to help in any way that he can promoting the sport which he loves so much.
Schumann and his team started the season off with a bang this year, so far their dual record being seven wins and four losses. During that process they beat a few tough times and have secured their name as a team to reckon with on the mats.
“We have had a great start to our season thus far and I believe that we are only going to get better as the season rolls on. We have had seven wins and four losses and we also took 5th place at the Lewis Palmer Invitational, which was an accomplishment and something to be proud of for sure,” Schumann said.
In addition to the successful start that they have had in the season, they also started the season with over 45 guys out for the team, which made Schumann excited and anxious for his team’s future.
“I have a great team and a very strong team this year. Our starters this season are 113- Austin Evans, 120- Tyler Valdez, 132- Dante Madrill, 138- Cameron Rhodes, 145- Travis Myers, 152- Broke Wahlert, 160-Jacob Morin, 170-Julian DeReyes, 182- Trevor Encinias, 195- Josh Medeiros, 220- Danny Hernandez and HWT- Hunter Mooring.
“All of these guys have strongly contributed to our early success by working as hard as they can to achieve their goals.”
Schumann conditions his team to be the best that they can be each and every day and each time they step foot on a mat.
He believes that hard work pays off and that each wrestler contributes to the success as a team.
As a coach, one must take on a lot of different roles and Coach Schumann is no exception.
He does everything he can to keep his team enjoying their practices, craving the wins and accepting a loss.
He also wants to keep the sport of wrestling alive and thriving and he will promote the sport in any way that he can.
“I want to promote the sport of wrestling and give every wrestler in our program a chance to wrestle in college.
“Each wrestler has their individual goals of succeeding at the state tournament and my goal is to help every wrestler achieve this goal,” Schumann said.
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