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Young wrestling team impresses with strong showing, takes second

Reyno Arredondo
PODIUM The Lions wrestling team takes a picture on the SPC podium, with many wrestlers wearing their medals from a successful tournament.

With a second-place finish in the Winter SPC just behind St. Johns, the wrestling team capped off an impressive run, filled with incredible individual achievements across weight classes, with first place finishes from co-captain Quina Perkison’24, Wyatt Loehr’25, and William Taylor III ’26. 

In addition to the success of many key players on the team this year, a notable addition in coaching also contributed to the success of the team’s achievements in SPC, as well as other tournaments, according to head Wrestling Coach Reyno Arredondo. 

“The one thing that’s been awesome about this season is having two assistant coaches that are totally bought in and dedicated,” said Arredondo. “Having two kind of young and dedicated assistant coaches has been a big help.”

Along with the added help of coaching, the sheer number of wrestlers this year combined with their talent has also been a huge help, especially returning from last year, which was characterized by rebuilding. 

“I mean, the last few years we been trying to rebuild our St. Mark’s wrestling team,” said Arredondo. “Having holes in the lineup is giving away points, but this year we were able to not give as many points away as we had been. During training, it allows everybody to have training partners.”

Like some other sports Marksmen compete in, the wrestling team does not only compete in SPC, but also a handful of other in-state and out-of-state tournaments.

“We go to some tough competition,” said Arredondo. “We see that when we go outside and compete against programs that are not in our in our private school system.But when you compete against the best guys, it only helps you out.”

Looking into the future, the wrestling team not only has lots of talent but also talent that is raw and young, setting up the program for years of dominance to come. 

“We had six qualify for The Prep National Tournament — you have to be top three at our state tournament for that — and only one was a senior. That right there is a good indicator of what’s coming back next year,” said Arredondo. 

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