Wrestling

Wrestling pins 13-12 record, looks to get healthier for state tournament
By Brendan C. Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP  The wrestling team is currently 13-12 as of Jan. 14, and is hoping to get healthier so they can push as many students to the state tournament as possible. The team is nearing the end of their season and their coach said they are, for the most part, proud of how they have done. “We’ve had maybe a couple of letdowns this season,”…
Wrestling season comes to a close with 7 competitors in state tournament
Mr. Frank’s fruitful wrestling career at Brophy culminates with state tournament By Jack Macias ’14 THE ROUNDUP Unknown to the wrestling team at the time of the state tournament Feb. 7-8, this would be Mr. Brad Frank’s last season as a wrestling coach. Although the Brophy wrestling season did not go as they wanted to at the state tournament level, the season was overall a success Mr. Frank said. The…
Wrestling finishes dual meet schedule with winning record
By Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP 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…
Frank splits time on wrestling mat, in classroom
By Christian Guerithault ’14 THE ROUNDUP Coaching a varsity sport is a difficult job for anyone, adding five honors math classes to the mix just makes the challenge even harder. Head wrestling coach Mr. Brad Frank said he has been into wrestling for the majority of his life. “My dad got me to start in a kids program when I was five years old,” Mr. Frank said. While the wrestling…
Wrestling finishes dual meet schedule with winning record
By Michael Moroney ’13 THE ROUNDUP 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…
Wrestlers prepare for new season with new faces, few returnees
By Michael Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP Wrestling workouts and tryouts will begin Oct. 29th, and with more new faces on varsity than returnees they will have to go back to the basics in order to build their new team. With few returning wrestlers; the Wrestling team this year’s team will be a young group. And the goals will be different. No goals have been set yet, and the coaches want…
Xavier Gator
By Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP Sara Green ’13 Given the upcoming election and the heated debates between the two presidential candidates, who’s your favorite Power Ranger? The red one obviously. So I hear you’re joining the wrestling team? Yes, I’m a pro wrestler. What a coincidence! You’re trying out too? No, I’m trying out for the cheer team. I can’t tell if you’re joking or not. Have you ever…
Wrestling prepares for end of season

By Tyler J. Scott ’12
THE ROUNDUP

As the sectional and state meets approach, the Brophy wrestling team is hard at work.

On Wednesday, Jan. 11 the Broncos fell to Horizon High School by four points with Horizon bringing up wrestlers from JV to secure the victory.

Coaches, practices give edge in wrestling

By Jack Macias ’14
THE ROUNDUP

With the start of the wrestling season closing in, coach Mr. Brad Frank is doing all he can to get his athletes ready for competition.

“A typical practice will last about two and a half hours,” Mr. Frank said, with warm ups and conditioning included.

Wrestling team walks path to state

By Dillan Ducar ’13
THE ROUNDUP

Wrestling was first devised long ago to be a test of strength and mind between two people, providing a friendly and competitive way to settle differences or to just have fun.

The wrestling team, coached by Mr. Brad Frank and Mr. Jose Leyba ’94, takes part in this competitive experience in tournaments and matches weekly as well as during daily practice.

10 of the 12 varsity members who wrestled at sectionals were invited to state, a prestigious invitation for the most dedicated players.