|HHS wrestling team loaded with leadership; season opens Dec. 4|
|Written by Brenda Johnson Brandt|
With six seniors and six juniors, the 2014-15 HHS wrestling team is loaded with leadership.
Coach Brady Walter sees this as a real asset as the upperclassmen help the younger kids benefit in the room.
A total of 15 fill the wrestling roster this season, and they will open at the Burlington dual tournament Thursday, Dec. 4.
Six team members have state mat experience as senior Luke Stewart, juniors Eric Rojo, Sid Struckmeyer and Fernando Lopez, and sophomore Dylon Lousberg qualified for state in 2014; and senior Nick Ortner qualified in 2013.
Other returning letterwinners on the Dragon roster are seniors Javy Rojo and T.J. Gertner (who is returning after a year of playing basketball) and junior Marques Harvey.
Also joining the team are seniors Marvin Gardea and Jesus Martinez (who hasn’t wrestled since junior high); juniors Fernando Rojo and Eli Doss Rojas; sophomore Brendan Mayden; and freshman Monse Conde.
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Returning letterwinners for the 2014-15 HHS wrestling team are pictured from left, T.J. Gertner, Marques Harvey, Javy Rojo, Eric Rojo, Nick Ortner, Luke Stewart, Sid Struckmeyer and Dylon Lousberg. Not pictured is Fernando Lopez.