Wrestling

Year in Sports: Several teams have successful seasons
Photos by the Roundup Staff | Brophy Sports completed many successful athletic seasons highlighted by state championships and all-state athletes while sending many athletes to play collegiate sports. By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Football The football team started out with a 7-0 record, including a win in the Sollenberger Classic against Pinnacle High School in Flagstaff to open up the season. The team then lost their final three regular…
Wrestling team makes up for lost leadership, grabs out-of-state wins
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Gabe De La Rocha ’18 runs sprints during practice Nov. 7. De La Rocha is a captain for the wrestling team, and he is a source fo motivation for the rest of the team. By Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP The wrestling team competed in Brophy’s first out-of-state tournament in December as the team ties to rebuild. Jacob Robles ’18 is a very experienced…
Junior de la Rocha brings direction, dedication to wrestling team
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Gabe De La Rocha ’18 runs sprints during practice Nov. 7. De La Rocha is a captain for the wrestling team, and he is a source fo motivation for the rest of the team. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Gabe de la Rocha ’18 received the most votes for captain of the 2016-17 wrestling team. The intriguing part about it—he did it as…
Wrestling team prepares for rigorous schedule, Prep Slam
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Mr. Wayne Catan practices stances with the wrestling team Nov 7. Chris Agnone ’18 THE ROUNDUP Since August, the wrestling team has been training and preparing for a rigorous schedule and out of state tournaments with new captains and new wrestlers. The seasons started Nov. 1 and will run into March with the state tournament. The varsity squad has six returning leaders for this…
Wrestling takes 1st place at sectional meet
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Hunter Talbo ’16 and Archie Garcia ’19 face off at wrestling practice. The wrestling team won 1st place at their sectional meet. By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP The varsity wrestling team grabbed the first place spot in the Division 1 Wrestling Championships at Boulder Creek High School Feb. 6 and had two wrestlers place fifth in the state tournament. The top four wrestlers…
Catan fighting for state with wrestling team
Photo by Reece Krantz ’16 – The wrestling team has worked hard this year to attain a 20-4 record in the first semester and form bonds between the teammates and coaches. By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP The first season of Brophy wrestling with coach Mr. Wayne Catan at the helm so far has resulted in a 20-4 record. Mr. Catan said that forming relationships with the wrestlers has been…
Cutting weight for wrestling not tolerated on campus
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Cutting weight solely for the purpose of being put into a lower weight category is discouraged by the wrestling program. By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy has a zero tolerance policy on cutting weight, a practice that has often been used in wrestling to try to gain an advantage before a match. Wrestlers who “cut weight,” or lose weight rapidly by not eating, not…
Catan hopes to help wrestlers pin down their goals
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 – Mr. Wayne Catan speaks to the wrestling team before practice. The team has a new coach and mindset as the season approaches. By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP As the weather cools, the wrestling team is warming up for a new season. After former coach Mr. Jose Leyba ‘94 moved to Washington with his family at the end of last year, Mr. Wayne Catan…
Wrestlers place in Mile High Challenge
Photo courtesy of Brophy Wrestling — The Varisty wrestling team traveled to the Mile High Challenge in Prescott Valley. Keenan Woodburn ’15 (pictured) took home 4th place at the event. By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP The wrestling team competed in the Mile High Challenge in Prescott Valley over the weekend of Jan. 2, and finished with multiple wrestlers medaling. The team, led by head coach Mr. Jose Leyba, filled…
Wrestling aims to overcome obstacles, develop youth
Captain Woodburn sees potential in younger athletes, wants to build up the program By Gabe Morrison ’17 THE ROUNDUP With their new season beginning Nov. 3, the wrestling team aims to have multiple state placers and will develop the team’s younger talent. Head coach Mr. Jose Leyba ’94 said that some key contributors to this year’s team will be captain Keenan Woodburn ’15, Anthony Brady ’16 and Valentine Hernandez ’16…