Spotlight: Nick Grasseschi

The mats are covered in stale sweat from the multiple wrestling meets before. They grapple with each other, trying to gain the upper hand. In the end, only one wrestler is victorious.

Wrestling means “you have to be mentally tough,” said junior Nick Grasseschi.

“I just started doing sports in seventh grade,” he said. “I liked wrestling more than basketball.”

Like any sport, there are downsides to wrestling. Not only is the sport vigorous, it’s a sport both genders can participate in.

“[It’s awkward] to wrestle a girl; that’s the worst,” Grasseschi said.

As well as playing for the love of the sport, Grasseschi wrestles for an obvious reason.

“Winning,” he said. “[That’s one of the] fun parts about wrestling.”