North wrestling is underway


The 2016-2017 North Wrestling team

Matt Belinson, Reporter

 During the winter season, Belvidere North athletics don’t stop. Football, boys soccer and cross country may be over, but many other sports get their chance to shine in the cold months of the year. Wrestling at Belvidere North is off to a hot start with wins against Boylan and Freeport, along with a win at Prairie Ridge.

     Many Varsity wrestlers are juniors, like Kent and Kase Myerson, who each have posted a 4-0 record to get their seasons started.  

     “I enjoy wrestling a lot, but to start so good makes me want to work even more,” said Kent Myerson (‘18).

     “Me and my brother both help each other but we also know that everyone has to work themselves before people come in and help,” said Myerson (‘18).

     One senior is making an impact, Tyler Demo, has been on Varsity for two years and has posted a 4-0 record to begin his final year. Demo is hoping each member of the team carries the load but also helps each other when people are struggling.

     “The one thing we need is to carry each other, because if a teammate is struggling, his negative ply could cost us a win at a tourney, and we need everyone,” said Demo (‘17).

     “I hope we do great all year, winning consistently is my goal for my senior year,” said Demo (‘17).

     Demo transferred from Boylan his junior year and has been a winning wrestler every time he gets on the mat. Even though he wasn’t at North all four years, he is part of the North family, which each sport takes seriously.

     “We love having him, he is so cool off the mat, we hang out a lot, and that relationship transfers to the mat,” said Myerson (‘18).

     With upcoming matches against Harlem and Guilford, along with Oregon Falls on December 3, Belvidere North hopes to stay close to the top of conference and every junior will have to “carry their weight” to keep winning.