Wrestling Newcomer

by Allison Kelly

Sports come naturally to senior Will McKinnon. He was a starting wide receiver for the Varsity football team and is a starting attacker for the Varsity lacrosse team. He had sports in both the fall and spring but not in the winter. This year, he chose to take on wrestling; “I wanted to challenge myself mentally and physically.”

McKinnon went on to have a record of 12-6. The Rangers as a whole went on to have a record of 23-4-1, and Coach Bill James got to celebrate his 400th career win this year before the start of the D1N finals.

Many football players move on to wrestling in the winter. “The brotherhood is very similar, but competing one on one on the mat is incomparable to any other sport I competed in,” said McKinnon.

He learned how to wrestle when he was in 7th grade, but decided to play basketball instead. “When I wasn’t playing a winter sport during my senior year, I joined the team and learned more about the sport from my coaches.”

McKinnon received an opportunity to play Division ll lacrosse for Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He will be majoring in education, and plans to become a coach.  

“Hopefully I will continue to be involved in athletics and use the lessons I’ve learned from the season to pursue my dreams for the rest of my life.

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