Bigger numbers buoy Trojans
After only one week of practices, the 2009-10 Weston wrestling team looks like its ready to become a strong program in the SWC with the addition of 16 new wrestlers, raising the team total from six to 22 wrestlers. This addition in participants should enable the team to overcome the loss of three seniors from last year, Ryan Emberling, Tom McNally and Max Iadovo. The outstanding wrestling of Emberling and current senior Luke Romaldini placed in last year's SWCs for 5-17 Weston. Romaldini and junior Carmine Magnoli are the captains and look to lead the Trojans to many more wins place at SWC's.
Coach Mario Federici expects a lot out of his veterans as well as the new wrestlers who have already shown their potential. Newcomers like senior Tucker Drimal (who hasn't wrestled since freshman year) has shown that he hasn't lost his skill and Federici is impressed with his raw talent and quickness.
Returning sophomore Drew Berrneger has already showed his potential last year and hopes this year that he can help the team to success and is committed to do whatever it takes to win.
Rookies like sophomore Matt Brooks and Drimal have been giving it their best at every practice, every minute, even staying after practice for one-on-one coaching with Federici.
Federci's motto, "work before glory," has inspired his wrestlers to fight hard for his goals. As the 2009-10 team consists of many underclassmen, coach aims to double the team's win total from last year, and to leave nothing on the mats. He hopes to achieve these goals with hard practices everyday, hard conditioning and to keep within the fundamentals of wrestling.