Big Expectations with Big Achievers

Vivien Hajdu

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Big‌ ‌Expectations‌ ‌with‌ ‌Big‌ ‌Achievers‌ ‌
As‌ ‌this‌ ‌year‌ ‌takes‌ ‌off‌ ‌into‌ ‌winter‌ ‌sports,‌ ‌major‌ ‌accomplishments‌ ‌are‌ ‌expected‌ ‌to‌ ‌follow.‌ ‌
The‌ ‌Madison‌ ‌County‌ ‌wrestling‌ ‌team‌ ‌goes‌ ‌into‌ ‌action‌ ‌through‌ ‌preseason‌ ‌training‌ ‌and‌ ‌practices.‌ ‌
Running,‌ ‌conditioning,‌ ‌weightlifting,‌ ‌and‌ ‌much‌ ‌more‌ ‌whips‌ ‌the‌ ‌wrestlers‌ ‌back‌ ‌in‌ ‌shape‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌
2019-2020‌ ‌season.‌ ‌ ‌
Every‌ ‌team‌ ‌needs‌ ‌a‌ ‌leader‌ ‌to‌ ‌become‌ ‌successful.‌ ‌Good‌ ‌leaders‌ ‌possess‌ ‌traits‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌
commitment,‌ ‌passion,‌ ‌and‌ ‌drive;‌ ‌Jaxon‌ ‌Hoetzel,‌ ‌Rowan‌ ‌Smith,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Josh‌ ‌Kincaid‌ ‌provide‌ ‌
excellent‌ ‌examples‌ ‌of‌ ‌these‌ ‌characteristics.‌ ‌ ‌
Jaxon‌ ‌Hoetzel‌ ‌shows‌ ‌premier‌ ‌leadership‌ ‌skills‌ ‌by‌ ‌being‌ ‌vocal‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌mat‌ ‌room‌ ‌and‌ ‌
motivating‌ ‌his‌ ‌team‌ ‌to‌ ‌do‌ ‌the‌ ‌best‌ ‌they‌ ‌can.‌ ‌Communicating‌ ‌with‌ ‌teammates‌ ‌allows‌ ‌the‌ ‌team‌ ‌
chemistry‌ ‌to‌ ‌excel‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌max,‌ ‌and‌ ‌help‌ ‌them‌ ‌strive‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌team‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌wrestling‌ ‌season.‌ ‌Hoetzel‌ ‌
says,‌ ‌“I‌ ‌have‌ ‌high‌ ‌expectations‌ ‌for‌ ‌my‌ ‌team‌ ‌and‌ ‌I‌ ‌expect‌ ‌an‌ ‌amazing‌ ‌senior‌ ‌season.”‌ ‌
Many‌ ‌consider‌ ‌senior,‌ ‌Rowan‌ ‌Smith,‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌best‌ ‌motivator‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌team‌ ‌and‌ ‌many‌ ‌
under-classman‌ ‌athletes‌ ‌strive‌ ‌to‌ ‌perform‌ ‌like‌ ‌him.‌ ‌At‌ ‌major‌ ‌tournaments‌ ‌and‌ ‌matches‌ ‌he‌ ‌
always‌ ‌knows‌ ‌the‌ ‌right‌ ‌thing‌ ‌to‌ ‌say‌ ‌to‌ ‌inspire‌ ‌and‌ ‌encourage‌ ‌his‌ ‌fellow‌ ‌teammates.‌ ‌Along‌ ‌with‌ ‌
Hoetzel,‌ ‌Smith‌ ‌believes‌ ‌this‌ ‌season‌ ‌holds‌ ‌the‌ ‌greatest‌ ‌potential‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌the‌ ‌best‌ ‌season‌ ‌yet.‌ ‌ ‌
Josh‌ ‌Kincaid‌ ‌portrays‌ ‌a‌ ‌different‌ ‌type‌ ‌of‌ ‌leadership‌ ‌that‌ ‌all‌ ‌teams‌ ‌need.‌ ‌Kincaid‌ ‌leads‌ ‌by‌ ‌
example‌ ‌in‌ ‌school‌ ‌and‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Dome.‌ ‌He‌ ‌maintains‌ ‌a‌ ‌3.8‌ ‌GPA,‌ ‌along‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌state‌ ‌championship‌ ‌
that‌ ‌he‌ ‌diligently‌ ‌worked‌ ‌for‌ ‌and‌ ‌earned.‌ ‌By‌ ‌setting‌ ‌such‌ ‌a‌ ‌good‌ ‌example,‌ ‌Kincaid‌ ‌pushes‌ ‌
himself‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌the‌ ‌best‌ ‌example‌ ‌for‌ ‌his‌ ‌teammates.‌ ‌Kincaid‌ ‌says,‌ ‌“Wrestling‌ ‌is‌ ‌not‌ ‌my‌ ‌identity,‌ ‌
but‌ ‌it‌ ‌had‌ ‌a‌ ‌big‌ ‌impact‌ ‌in‌ ‌my‌ ‌life‌ ‌that‌ ‌has‌ ‌shaped‌ ‌me‌ ‌into‌ ‌the‌ ‌man‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌today.”‌ ‌Going‌ ‌off‌ ‌of‌ ‌
thirteen‌ ‌years‌ ‌of‌ ‌wrestling,‌ ‌Kincaid‌ ‌enters‌ ‌his‌ ‌fourteenth‌ ‌year‌ ‌expecting‌ ‌major‌ ‌accomplishments.‌ ‌ ‌
All‌ ‌Red‌ ‌Raider‌ ‌wrestlers‌ ‌plan‌ ‌to‌ ‌work‌ ‌hard‌ ‌to‌ ‌represent‌ ‌Madison‌ ‌County‌ ‌this‌ ‌year‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌
state-bound‌ ‌season.‌ ‌ ‌