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Rachel Jacket, Reporter

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Last season, the Chanute High School wrestling team did not lose any varsity team members. As a result, this year they are only adding to their team.

“It’s a different season than it was last year. It’s a different crew since we will be adding the sophomore class,” Head Coach Andy Albright said.

Being on a team as a senior comes with a lot of responsibilities and a lot of commitment that the seniors are ready to take on.

“As a senior, I feel a lot more responsible to lead our younger guys and show them the way. Just upping my game, going harder in practice, and making sure I’m using every chance I get to better myself,” senior Todd Fritch said.

From last year to this year, Albright has been holding the team to their highest potential, to make sure they are as good as they possibly can be.

Having a coach who cares enough to be strict but also knows how to make his team great, is a coach every team needs.

“Albright has changed, he’s been more strict. He’s holding us accountable for our actions and keeping us in check. Not only that, but now that I’m leading the team, this has changed the tempo and will make this team better,” senior Gage Leedy said.

The wrestling team has a lot of experience, but they are gaining some who will learn the varsity attitude.

“There is a lot of varsity experience coming back from last year. The big sophomore class makes us a new team,” Albright said.

Not only have they been working together since the start of November, they have been a team since the beginning of summer.

“They all bought in really well together and started working very hard and making each other better.

“It’s been fun watching my team since middle school and watching them grow; I can’t help but be excited about this year,” Albright said.

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