Michael Paddock, Reporter

The wrestling season has started and Belvidere Co-op wrestling team is ready has been practicing and waiting for this moment to put their preparation to the test.  Their first match was against Auburn, on November 26, 2019, at Belvidere North. 

Belvidere’s Co-op wrestling team looks to have a solid lineup this season.  Some of the key wrestlers are Trevor Dawson (‘20), as he is a 220 weight class and Devin Diveley (‘21), in the  152 weight class. Devin’s brother, Eathin Diveley, wrestles for North’s 160 weight class.

Belvidere’s co-op wrestling team won their first match against Auburn.  The meet was a smaller meet and not everyone wrestled but the team got it done.  Jackson Clark (‘21) won his match with a pin his in the 2nd quarter. Tavione Wilson (‘22) was able to beat his opponent, helping his team gain points.  

“I feel that being a co-op wrestling team has been pretty good because Belvidere High School brought some pretty good coaches and I think that we will be able to make it to state with the lineup that we have,” said Ahmad Sheikhali (’20).

At the triangular meet with Guilford, and Freeport, North was able to come out on top.  Trevor Dawson (‘20), North’s team captain, was able to beat his opponent. Devin Diveley (‘21) started his season off with a win in his first match and Eathen Diveley (‘22) was able to record his first win of the season.

The team’s next match will be at Belvidere High School, on December 10, 2019.  The match starts at 5:30.