The youth of the Swedes wrestling team is now a year older and more experienced which is a formula that has the potential to result in great success for the Gothenburg grapplers during the 2013-2014 season on the mat.
“Our team was young last year and has put in a lot of time and effort to get better,” expressed Gothenburg head coach Tom Scott.
There are 12 returning letterwinners that includes a returning state qualifier.
Senior Skyler Kottwitz racked up a season record of 36-18 at 170 lbs. during the 2012-2013 season and with it being his final prep season on the mat, he has the hunger and gumption to improve on that stat and make a return trip to the promised land of the CenturyLink Center in Omaha for the State Meet.
Tyson Miller gained valuable experience on the mat and to build on a successful season on the gridiron, he will flourish during his Senior campaign competing at 182 lbs.
Talbot Buchholz will challenge for supremacy on the mat in the middleweights for the Swedes this season. Buchholz will use his extensive experience and mat skills to have a Senior season to remember for Gothenburg in 2013-2014.
Competing in one of the strongman divisions, Dalton Sylvan has the strength and tenacity but also the advantage of great footwork and agility that will power the Junior to a Success filled season on the mat for Gothenburg.
Junior letterman Tyler Alvarez will compete in the flyweight divisions and his experience on the mat will be evident and a definite advantage for the Swede.
Sophomores Hayden Hubbard and Jayden Miller will prosper from their experience gained and have the potential to compete for hardware each and every tournament.
Freshman Bryce Larson has the potential to have an impact at the flyweights for the Swedes.
The Swedes Schedule:
December 6 SIDNEY
December 7 @ Cozad Invite
December 13-14 @ Nebraska Duals
December 21 @ Valentine Invite
January 11 @ Ogallala Duals
January 17 @ East/West Challenge
January 21 COZAD
January 24 GOTHENBURG INVITE
January 30 @ Hershey
February 1 @ Mitchell Invite
February 4 @ Maxwell
February 7 SWC TOURNEY
February 14-15 Districts @ Cozad