According to LuHi wrestler Jack Campbell, “the Long Island Lutheran wrestling team has high hopes this season with Coach Jim Farrell and captain Evan Carpenter leading the way.” Jack is a junior wrestler for LuHi’s varsity team. LuHi’s wrestling team is working hard to make all the wrestlers into state champion athletes.
“I want to have at least four state champions so I could go to nationals with them,” Coach Farrell said. Coach Farrell has high hopes for states and nationals and is thinking that he can bring some titles to Long Island Lutheran.
“I am working some of the kids harder than normal” Coach Farrell said. He is focusing a lot on conditioning and stamina, which is evident from the many wrestlers sprinting through the halls almost daily.
The wrestlers are working harder than ever to make weight. For example, they have a meet on Saturday December 15th here at LuHi and some of the athletes are not eating much to ensure that they make weight. The team is hoping that they get some wins during that meet.
“I do everything I have to do, I do everything I’m told, and I work as hard as I can and more,” said Evan.
Evan is definitely very dedicated to his sport as all the wrestlers are at Long Island Lutheran.
“I’m having some of the older kids work with the younger guys so they can improve,” Coach Farrell said.
“I want to win states,” said Captain Evan Carpenter when he was asked what his goals for the season were. This leadership shows the hard work and dedication that some of these athletes put into the team.