Twenty-five wrestlers comprise the Springville High Red Devil team. Everybody chooses to wrestle for a different reason. Some like the challenge of wrestling, while others started at a very young age; but, there are many reasons to get into wrestling.
“I wasn’t planning to wrestle this year, but our team needed a 106 (weight class). So, I decided to help the team out,” said Savannah Littleton. Littleton is the only female wrestler on the team. According to Littleton, the team does not consider her a girl but just another wrestler.
So, what does it take to become a great wrestler?
“It’s the work you put into it. It doesn’t matter how good you are at wrestling,” said Garrett Spencer, a member of the team.
According to Hayden Diede, “Hard work and dedication are the two most important qualities of a wrestler.”
“The best wrestlers are the ones who leave it all on the mat, that bring it all and try their hardest,” said Littleton.
Wrestling season started last November and will continue through February. This week the team heads to regional competition at Timpview High.
2013-2014 Springville Red Devil Wrestling Team: Joell Andrade, Jake Barson, Hunter Brooke, Kaden Brooke, Leopoldo Betancourt, Nathan Buhler, Sergio Caro, Ammon Christensen, Hayden Diede, Zach Hansen, Tyler Johnson, Trevor Kinross, Savannah Littleton, Sean McQueen, James Nelson, Tevin Nuttal, Bryce Nelson, Boudey Patterson, Cesar Quezada, Garrett Spencer, Spencer Staheli, Nasili Taufuiaeualu, Alex Trujillo, Koby Werry-Zabriski, and Bryce Wilson
photos by Brynlee Crouch (SHS vs Spanish Fork)