By Michael Moroney ’13
So far in the 2012-2013 wrestling season, the Broncos have competed in numerous dual meets with Arizona opponents and have traveled to a couple national tournaments.
“We have to keep pushing to gain an advantage over other teams,” said varsity wrestler Ben Sierpina ’13. “Hopefully our hard work will pay off in the end.”
The Broncos began practicing in November and their first dual meet was Nov. 21 against Chaparral. Brophy defeated Chaparral 46-21.
The squad won against both Pinnacle and Horizon Nov. 28 by scores of 51-6 and 59-12, respectively.
The Broncos had their busiest day of the year Dec. 5 when they traveled to Centennial High School and defeated Centennial, Boulder Creek, and Alhambra.
Brophy wrestlers suffered their first loss Dec. 13 in dual meets against Corona del Sol and Mountain Ridge.
They did not compete in another dual meet until Jan. 8 when they beat North by a score of 70-6, and then again two days later 57-19.
Over Christmas break, the Broncos competed at a tournament called “The Bash” in California where they took sixth place out of 70 teams.
Kaleb Mosier ’13 took second place in his weight class and Chase Frank ’13 and Anthony Brady ’15 both finished sixth in their respective weight classes.
“Mosier and Frank have really been our senior leaders this year,” Sierpina said. “They have placed well this year.”
Brophy also competed in the Deer Valley SkyHawk Dec. 3 and Dec. 4. The Broncos wrestled in the Ironwood Ridge Tournament and the Flowing Wells Invitational in Tucson.
The team wrestled against Central Jan. 16 and won 47-22. The Broncos only have one dual meet remaining Jan. 23 against Sandra Day O’Connor.
“We’re hoping to head into sectionals in our best shape so that we can place well and advance some guys to state,” said varsity wrestler Luke Myers ’13.
The Broncos will compete in the sectional tournament Saturday, Feb. 2.