Scott High School’s wrestling team recently competed in sectionals. The team had an awesome season, and two of their experienced wrestlers — Otha Jones III and Dakari Adams — made it to districts.
Adams, a senior, ended his season with 28 wins, 4 loses, and 13 pins. Jones, a freshman, ended his season with 23 wins, 2 loses.
“Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to compete in my match due to me hurting my knee,”said Jones.
There are many things you have to do to be successful at wresting including maintaining your weight so you won’t go over your weight class.
“I have to work out constantly, and watch how many calories I take in a day,”said Adams.
Another way to be successful is that you have to have a game plan before you hit the mat.
“When I step on the mat, my mindset is to hurt that person before they hurt me and also to wrestle smart and try to make it easy out there,”said Jones.
Otha Jones has wrestled for 11 years and he plans to continue with his wrestling career.”Wrestling means a lot to me. It is the sport besides boxing that I am going to be doing for a long time, so it really means something to me.”
Adams has been wrestling for two years. “Wrestling means a lot to me because it helps me with my main sport, football.”
For both young men, wrestling has helped them become better athletes and gain more confidence.