Wrestling, some people love it and some hate the idea of their child getting hurt or losing to another. But you have to think of it as another opportunity for them to try something different, to see if they like the idea.
The interview with Mr.Quenzer
IV:What do you think about high school wrestling?
Q:I think it's great and I would like to see it in our school. It just gives kids an opportunity to do something so if you're not doing basketball or not into basketball or for some of our boys if you don’t have the right body type to play basketball than it gives you an opportunity to wrestle.
IV:What would be some of the benefits of the program and what could be some of the bad things?
Q:Some of the good things just gives kids more opportunity to participate in a sport. The bad thing would be to figure out the space the practice, fitting it into our infrastructure would probably the hardest thing but there is no negatives in term of their student body?
IV:Do you plan on having a wrestling program in the next couple of years or even next year?
Q:You know some of the community members have started a AAU program. So I think that’s a good first start. Over all I don’t get to make the decision of whether or not we have it or not. That’s a collective effort of the school board, school administrators. I’m not really sure but i'm hopeful.
IV:Do you think it would At some of the boys and the girls with their anger or frustration?
Q:I think any time you have another outlet it helps with a lot of different things. Yes it would help with a variety of things, it gives kids something to do during the winter months when they don’t want to play basketball. In terms of angry and those things it might help during the school day a little more because you're tired from practice and traveling.
IV:How many kids do you think would join the group?
Q:I think you would probably start with a large number that would began specifically in high school and junior high and then they would get their butts kicked really bad and wrestling is a very aggressive sport, it's not as fun when you lose every match, then they will give up and a lot will quite. I think as the years go along and they started in AAU when they started when they were younger and the years progress the numbers would grow to become really popular
IV: Who do you think would be the best fit for the couch to start the program?
Q:I know Mr. Coryell use to be a wrestler and has a good relationship with the kids and also a PE teachers and assistant coach in football and in track so I think he would be a good one.
IV:If the kids worked hard enough do you think they could make it to state?
Q:It's kinda an individual and also a team sport, it's very similar to track I think it would depend on how good some of the individuals are, I always think there are some chances for that.
Q:One thing, now that i'm thinking about it. So one of the major problems with wrestling as well is the numbers for schools that have wrestling, in our state are pretty low. So traveling, when I was a principal, in my previous school sometimes we leave on wednesday and we wouldn't come back until Sunday. So there can be a lot of time missed from school, that would be a negative. Another thing is you can't add a boy sport without adding a girls so we would be in title nine violation. So we would have to drop boys cross country or add a spring sport for girls.
IV:Would girls be able to wrestle as well?
Q:Yeah, but mhsa counts it as a boys sport so it wouldn't count no matter what. So we could add tennis, or softball, or we haven't had a lot of boys in cross country but dropping something isn’t on the top of my list but that's difficult because now you're adding two sports instead of just the one. I think it's a good thing for them, different outlets, I sure would like it but there is a lot that goes into it.
IV: Thank you.