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Reporting with Hills Pride

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Reporting with Hills Pride

The Trailblazer

    Mike Worthington and the Wrestlers of Pascack Hills

    The talk among Pascack Hills sports fanatics has recently been all about the boys varsity basketball team’s accomplishments. However, one team that deserves equal praise is the wrestling team, which is coming off a very successful season. We were lucky enough to sit down with and interview sophomore Michael Worthington just days before his districts meet.


    Trailblazer: What does it take to be a Pascack Hills wrestler?


    Michael Worthington: “You have to be determined to win and to get better. Even if you think you’re at your best, there’s always room for improvement and you should always want to get better. Someone who has the will to improve will be able to win matches. You also have to be determined and stick to it.”


    T: How were your experiences on the team freshman and sophomore year different from one another?


    MW: “Overall, I’m physically older and more mature this year compared to last year. Being on the team for two years has helped me prepare better for tougher matches.”


    T: How has your experience as a sophomore on the team been?


    MW: “It’s been a really fun ride, especially since the team did really well and went to sections this year. We grew as a team, went further as a team, and became more connected, which made the year fun.”


    T: Can wrestling interfere with your schoolwork?


    MW: “Wrestling doesn’t interfere with my schoolwork because I know how to manage my time. The key is being able to manage going to practices and matches and getting all your schoolwork done in your free time, which is really easy if you balance your time. Anyone can do it.”

    T: Why would you encourage people to join wrestling?


    MW: “People should join wrestling because it is a great experience that involves mental and physical strength. It’s a good test of will power, and strengthens your work ethic and discipline because you have to learn how to manage your time. It’s also really fun and the team is full of great guys. Wrestling practice is something to look forward to, not dread each day.”



    Mike’s record this year was an amazing 26 wins and 3 losses and he came in first place at his district’s tournament! Next year, he hopes to receive a County and Region medal and to qualify for states.

    Good luck Mike and congrats to the Pascack Hills varsity wrestling team for an exceptional 2012-2013 season!

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