Mount Si High School wrestling team captains, are, from left, seniors Connor Holt, Kinsey Steskal, and Duncan Harrison. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photos)

Mount Si High School wrestling team captains, are, from left, seniors Connor Holt, Kinsey Steskal, and Duncan Harrison. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photos)

Wrestlers welcome back past coach, anticipate strong performances at tournaments | 2017 Winter Sports Update

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 3:02pm
  • Sports

Head Coach: Tony Schlotfeldt

Captains: Duncan Harrison, Conor Holt, Kinsey Steskal

Seniors: Duncan Harrison, Conor Holt, Kinsey Steskal, David Rice, Dorian Barre, Corey Seaman.

Last year: Schlotfeldt said the team had good performances overall in the last season, with several wrestlers including Harrison and Steskal, making it to the state championship tournament. Spencer Marenco, who competed at state the previous year and Conor Holt are also strong returners.

This year, the roster has increased to 30, which gives the team more wrestlers to compete in the various weight classes. It also means they won’t lose out on points due to forced forfeits for certain matches that they had no entrants in.

Schlotfeldt said the new students to join the program have had very good performances in practice as well and five, including freshmen Tryon Kaess, Mark Marum, Brody Belaire and Breadon Haynie and sophomore Tate Stedman “are looking to make an impact on the team.”

Looking ahead: Harrison said the team was excited to have Schlotfeldt return after taking a year off. He said that Schlotfeldt was his coach as a freshman and sophomore and was excited to see him come back to the team.

According to the captains, the wrestlers on the team are looking more to the regional tournaments than the league matches to try for their stronger performances.

“As far as matches, those are just for fun and team bonding, but tournaments are when you make the big leaps,” Holt said.

Schlotfeldt has identified a series of goals for the team this season, including focusing on fundamentals, physical conditioning and being able to wrestle hard through the full six minutes of a match.

“We plan to be a competitive team within the KingCo league and beyond,” he said.

Match to watch: In addition to the tournaments, Schlotfeldt said their match against Issaquah will be tough since it has historically been a large team and a challenging opponent.

2017-18 Mount Si Varsity Wrestling

Sat, Dec 9 Spud Walley Invitational at Sedro-Woolley 9 a.m.

Tue, Dec 12 at Woodinville 7 p.m.

Fri, Dec 15 Hammerhead Tournament Away

Thu, Jan 4 vs. North Creek at Home 7 p.m.

Sat, Jan 6 Everett Classic at Everett 9 a.m.

Thu, Jan 11 vs. Inglemoor at Home 6 p.m.

Thu, Jan 11 vs. Newport at Home 7:30 p.m.

Thu, Jan 18 at Eastlake 6 p.m.

Thu, Jan 18 at Skyline 7:30 p.m.

Sat, Jan 20 Prosser Tournament at Prosser High School

Thu, Jan 25 at Issaquah 7 p.m.

Tue, Jan 30 vs. Bothell at Home 7 p.m.

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