The Lincoln County High School wrestling team performed well last year and hopes to get as many wrestlers to state as possible. Head coach Jim Boren is leading the team.

Senior Derek Mathews shared his experiences while wrestling. He has a goal to win state this year. Last year he was beat out by a wrestler from the north in the state match. His sophomore year he broke his elbow and was out for the season and freshman year he took state. He has worked really hard over the summer.

Mathews said, “I attended a wrestling camp and practiced my moves at home; I also have been working on my conditioning.’’

The wrestler’s diet is not easy. Matthews said I cut out all sugar to keep my weight where I want it, if i need to drop weight then I’ll sometimes skip lunch or dinner.’’

Wrestling isn’t an easy sport. Jacques Wadsworth said, “They have some of the hardest practices.”

Last year’s Division III state champion Zach Rowe (126) is also returning this year.

Lincoln begins the season today participating in a dual meet at the Ely Lions Tournament in Ely. Tonopah, Eureka, West Wendover, Round Mountain, Battle Mountain JV’s, Elko JVs, and possible a few others.