By Dominic Ferrucci – Guerin Catholic Student Sports Information Director
This weekend, the Guerin Catholic Golden Eagle Wrestling team will travel north to Elwood High School to begin sectional play. Though the matches will begin at 9 am on Saturday, the journey to this point has been a season-long commitment. Junior wrestler Alex Hubbard (182) knows how important training and preparation is in any sport but especially in wrestling.
“In wrestling, you only go as far as you have worked for,” Hubbard said. “It is a tough sport, so we train with that in mind.”
Hubbard is one of the leaders on the wrestling team with fellow junior Jeff Dunasky (145) and senior Zach Sutton (152). Both Sutton and Dunasky made school history earlier this month becoming the first wrestlers to win individual conference championships for Guerin Catholic.
Dunasky emphasized the magnitude of his achievements saying, “It means a lot. I’m glad I could do it with another teammate of mine. Both of us are working hard to get each other better.”
For Sutton, the achievements this season mean a little bit more. He is wrestling with his father coaching on the sidelines and his brother, who also on the team, right by his side.
“It’s truly a blessing having a chance to wrestle with my little brother, for my last ride in wrestling,” said Sutton. “I feel like it gives my dad and I a chance to grow closer together.”
It has been a breakout season for Sutton who said after winning Conference, “It’s truly a great feeling that I will never forget. I have finally been able to break loose… and become a champion.”
The task this Saturday is to be crowned a champion once again. The Golden Eagles are in a strong sectional that includes: Alexandria, Monroe, Anderson, Elwood, Frankton, Hamilton Heights, Lapel, Noblesville, Pendleton Heights, and Tipton. It will be difficult for Sutton and his team, but the bond the unit shares is unmatched. They will rely on the chemistry built throughout the year, and with the effort they have put in, it is sure to prove as a culmination of all their hard work on and off the mats.