Wrestling season is right around the corner and there is no one more excited then coach Irv Miller. “I can not wait to get back on the mat and I believe the boys feel the same way.” says New Hopes wrestling coach, Irv Miller.
The wrestling season finished the season last year with a very impressive 10-4 record and took second in the district. The team also sent 9 wrestlers to regionals and 2 of them won districts. The district winner where Igor Lupisella and Max Lupisella. The team also had 4 second place finishers and a few third and fourth place finishers. With the loss of only to wrestler but two keys and captains the team will have to come back. Mike Manns and Tobias Mintzmyer will be missed.
The team still has their one captain and best wrestler Igor Lupisella. The two new captains who will be leading this team to victory are Russell Abernethy and Brandon Smith. Smith is a four year varsity wrestle and Abernathy joined the team last year. These senior have all the characteristics to build this team and make it great. The team also have four new wrestlers with the addition of one freshman.
The team is hoping to make it to the State Duals with wins in both the BAL tournament and the district tournament. The team has a lot of potential to be one of the best teams that has ever come out of New Hope’s history. The team took second in both and would love to have revenge on Lower Moreland who handed both them both of their loses. The team is ready and is working hard to get to their goal.
With the season coming up soon we have to sit back and see what this team can do and see if they will make history.