Imperials Wrestling | VideoLee Timmerman | 2/12/2013
"Something our kids look forward to every year to keep up. if you look at the wall on our gym you got ton of banners for state championship and our kids work at putting up another one every year not that we get one every year they look forward to being the next person to put that up their and keep our tradition going," said coach Kelly McCleary.
Coaches and athletes say this year`s Imperials team does lack depth but they have a handful of wrestlers that could win a state individual title.
"You got Trenten Jangula, 52 pounder. he comes of a bad year last year. he`s ranked two or three in the state and Jonathon Grunfelder. He`s just a freshman he should make the finals. Matthew Gross has really improves he had brothers that did really well and this year he`s really proved himself on the mat," said senior Andrew Beine.
"Talent-wise we have five kids ranked in the top three of the state. our talent is still there were just hurting for numbers you`ll still see some of our kids wrestling later in the tournament. Talent-wise our top end kids are as good as ever," McCleary said.
"Were going to have to wrestle our butts off. If we wrestle our hardest, we`ll make it," said junior Trenten Jangula.
Tomorrow, you will hear much more from Beine. He is a two-time state placer in wrestling and a multiple all-stater in football but his immediate post high school plays do not include either one.