Boys Wrestling prepares for conference

Written by Seth Hardin |

The boys wrestling conference is coming up on Feb. 18, 2023, and the team has been working all week to prepare. The boys have been practicing incredibly hard and are continually improving during their tough practices.

“Our conditioning gets better every single day as we push ourselves beyond our limits to see how far we can go,” Coach Nabors said. “Our technical aspects of wrestling is definitely improving but most importantly we are getting tougher and tougher every day.”

Coach Nabors defined what success means in the sport of wrestling and emphasized toughness and the importance of being self-motivated to push yourself as hard as you can.

“You have to be willing to push yourself further than you ever have before and be tougher than you ever have before,” Coach Nabors said. “And you have to choose that — nobody else can do that for you. If you are tougher than woodpecker lips, we can help you become a really good wrestler.”

Although practice and competition is incredibly important for the wrestling team, Nabors said their goal is to honor the Lord. They do this by giving it their all every practice and every competition. They want to bring glory to God in everything — Coach Nabors says that it is the most important part of wrestling.

“Our Goal is to honor God in the way we do everything.”

“That means we give it everything we have in every practice and every competition. Winning will come and go, but honoring the Lord is our number one priority, which leads us to give everything we have in every situation.”

Nabors said the team will have to be incredibly strong in order for them to perform well at conference, but Coach Nabors wants to embrace the toughness of each match.

“Our conference is by far the toughest conference with 8 of the top 10 teams in the state in our conference, and we embrace that challenge,” he said.

Only the top four wrestlers at conference will qualify for state. For Coach Nabors, the way to state is simple.

“I think we will do what we always do — honor the Lord in the way we fight hard in every position in every match and give it our absolute best,” Coach Nabors said. “That is all we can ask for, and if we do that, I think multiple guys will qualify for state.”

Come out to support the Mustangs at wrestling conference this Saturday, Feb. 18 at Shiloh Christian. Wrestling starts at 10 a.m. Go mustangs!