With Grant Perkins coming in for his first year of coaching, the Lincoln County High School wrestling team is ready for the upcoming season.

Last year, they did well. Kyle Zierow placed fourth in state and Benjamin Culverwell was the state runner-up. This year, the team is without Culverwell, who graduated.

“I am excited about the upcoming season to see how my returning wrestlers will do and how my new wrestlers will develop,” Perkins said. As his this is his first time coaching, he wants to figure out how hard he can push the wrestlers because he knows they will face tough opponents.

He plans on building from last year by recruiting. They have a very young team, consisting of mostly sophomores and freshmen, with upperclassmen senior Zierow and junior Trevin Perkins as captains.

Perkins’ goals this year are to help the boys gain skills as wrestlers, work hard and see these skills pay off in matches. He wants this to help them be more assertive in their everyday lives and gain more confidence.

The team’s first meet will be Nov. 30 in Panguitch, Utah.