Staff Writer/Carter Effenberger
The Kayhi Kings will be wrestling at their first meet this year at Juneau starting on Friday. The team has had some challenges they are facing this year such as COVID, Masks, and distancing.
Coach Rick Collins said that wearing a mask has been a difficult challenge during wrestling.
“The biggest obstacle this year is having to wear a mask during practice and competition.” said Collins. “The mask is a big deal because it’s a very anaerobic sport, meaning that you just can’t get enough oxygen normally to do what you need to do in a wrestling match cause you get really really out of breath and it is super intense.
Senior Andy Collins said the masks will be extremely difficult to keep on.
“The Covid protocols for wrestling are unfair,” said Andy. “The masks make it very hard to breathe and perform for the best of our ability.”
Other than the many articles this year, Coach Collins and the team are prepared and looking forward to the meet this weekend.
“Yeah I definitely am looking forward to the meet this weekend” said Collins. “Other than The fact that there is going to be a lot different this year, we are definitely looking forward to it.”
“I feel prepared this weekend but I’m not in the shape I want to be in for the peak of the season.” said Andy.