MOSES LAKE — When David Peralez, a 2010 graduate of Moses Lake Excessive College, signed on to educate the Maverick ladies wrestling crew final season, he had the concept in thoughts to create a program much like what boys wrestling is in Moses Lake.
After a sixth-place end at state final yr, the Moses Lake ladies wrestling crew is off to a robust begin in constructing its legacy.
“It’s at all times been a dream of mine to have the women have a program much like the blokes,” Peralez stated. “The place it has a fantastic diploma of wrestlers coming again, I used to be extra drawn to the concept of constructing this historic program a lot much like the blokes, and I feel that wrestling is now beginning to transfer in the direction of having extra ladies take part, which I like seeing.”
The Mavs had two undefeated wrestlers end atop their weight lessons finally yr’s state meet, with Ashley Naranjo putting first within the ladies 115 class and Bianca Johnson ending first within the ladies 120 class. Each wrestlers completed the season undefeated.
“With Bianca and Ashley each taking state championships final yr, they have been merchandise of being Moses Lake wrestlers since they have been little youngsters,” Peralez stated. “They put within the work within the low season, of their membership practices and simply staying concerned in wrestling. It was actually enjoyable to see them develop from Moses Lake and being a product of Moses Lake.”
What separated Johnson and Naranjo from the pack is their eager to take the following step in making a legacy for future wrestlers to observe, in accordance with their head coach.
“They perceive that future ladies in Moses Lake or across the space can look as much as them because the leaders of this program and actually pioneering woman’s wrestling in Moses Lake,” Peralez stated.
The outcomes are starting to point out for the woman’s wrestling program at Moses Lake, which has already greater than doubled its crew turnout from eight wrestlers final yr to round 20 this season.
“We’re beginning to see increasingly help from the group,” Peralez stated. “Once you’re beginning a program that doesn’t actually have a number of historical past, there are some struggles there. Simply getting observed locally that it is a new program that’s beginning to choose up some steam, and I feel putting at state actually helped.”
Peralez believes that most of the returning wrestlers will make what he calls a “sophomore bounce,” which can assist information most of the new wrestlers in this system. Of the round 20 wrestlers on the crew, there are six seniors, 5 of whom wrestled final yr, to stability out with the six incoming freshmen.
“The enjoyable half is that we now have the complete crew getting back from final yr, we didn’t have any seniors,” Peralez stated. “We’ve everybody coming again, and we’re reloading with all the brand new wrestlers which might be coming in.”
Wrestlers participated in open gyms all through the low season, the place wrestlers might work with Peralez on areas they struggled in.
“I feel (open gyms) assist so much within the sense that you’ve the chance to observe and fail with one thing that possibly you weren’t comfy with utilizing in the course of the season,” Peralez stated. “I perceive that as a wrestler myself, there’s some issues that you just don’t really feel comfy with since you really feel such as you’re not going to get the chance to observe it.”
“I feel these ladies have the chance to point out these subsequent couple of years that wrestling is for the women as effectively, and Moses Lake can have a program that’s actually pleased with,” Peralez stated. “But it surely wants the group help.”
Moses Lake Women Wrestling Meet Schedule
Dec. 3 – @ Ladycat KO – 10 a.m.
Dec. 7 – Residence Twin vs Sunnyside – 6 p.m.
Dec. 10 – @ Warden Invite – 10 a.m.
Dec. 15 – @ Eastmont Twin – 6 p.m.
Dec. 16/17 – @ Hammerhead Invitational – 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 29 – @ Hanford Winter Cup – 9 a.m.
Jan. 4 – Residence Twin vs West Valley – 6 p.m.
Jan. 5-7 – @ Kelso Invite – 3:30 p.m.
Jan. 12 – Residence Twin vs Wenatchee – 6 p.m.
Jan. 14 – @ Davis Invite – 9 a.m.
Jan. 19 – @ Davis Twin – 6 p.m.
Jan. 20/21 – @ Othello Invite – 5 p.m., 10 a.m.
Jan. 28 – @ Quincy Invite – 10 a.m.