Alex Hall’s Higher School Athletics: Willpower marks Rheinhardt’s journey to 100 wins | Large School Sports activities / Youth

Because he started wrestling as a sixth-grader, Wyatt Rheinhardt has been centered on No. 100. Three yrs just before beginning his Bow Higher University profession, he was determined to turn into the following member of the program’s 100-get club.

After an offseason stuffed with uncertainty if Bow would contend all through the COVID-19 pandemic, the senior captain captured his 100th victory by forfeit in the Falcons’ 30-10 get around Campbell of Litchfield on Jan. 23.

Rheinhardt, who is wrestling at 120 lbs and was 3- getting into Bow’s scheduled Saturday satisfy versus Goffstown, is the ninth wrestler in system background to get to the milestone and is the very first name on the new banner in the health and fitness center celebrating these who have accomplished the feat.

“Ever given that I observed the banner, I knew it was whole and the next title to go up would get started a new banner,” reported Rheinhardt, who received an specific Division III championship past calendar year and assisted Bow acquire the D-III staff title as a sophomore.

“That’s anything I really terribly preferred to do ever given that sixth quality. When I very first stepped on the mat freshman year, that is what I was likely for.”

Bow coach Brock Hoffman said Rheinhardt, who also played football for Bow, was not often among the the most athletic wrestlers on the workforce but his tenacity and travel to enhance has put him in that category now.

“He’s turn out to be a ton extra varied, a whole lot far more moves,” stated Hoffman, who has coached Rheinhardt given that he commenced wrestling. “(For) the longest time, he caught with just one to two moves. … The fun part about Wyatt is I show a new move and he’d want to be the 1st a person to hit it — hit the fancy go — just to say he did it.”

A single trait Rheinhardt did not have to create is his no-fear mentality when he techniques onto the mat. Even versus best opponents, Rheinhardt will take a light approach and is not concerned to try out a daring go, Hoffman stated.

“I guess I’ve always kind of had it,” Rheinhardt mentioned of his fearlessness. “Even in football, I like to go from the larger male. I really do not know why. It’s always a thing I’ve favored carrying out.”

Rheinhardt thanked his coaches and teammates for encouraging him get to the talent degree he is at now, two parts of what Hoffman calls the village it requires to generate a excellent wrestler.

“Wyatt’s village is the strongest that I have at any time seen in my 38 years and I consider that is why it is doable for him to shine,” Hoffman stated. “His aid team is phenomenal.”

Winnacunnet ski method escalating

The Winnacunnet Alpine ski team began in 2017 with 10 racers, 1 of whom experienced prior aggressive knowledge, two coaches, a person of whom was new to racing, and employed a van to vacation from Hampton to tactics at Gunstock Mountain and meets.

“Year a person when there were 10 of us, it felt like a loved ones of skiers,” explained Winnacunnet senior captain Jack Stecchi, who has been element of the system since its inception. “Near the stop of the period, we were being a bunch of good friends likely skiing, racing, obtaining pleasurable.”

The Warriors’ household has developed noticeably and develop into a lot more competitive each and every yr considering the fact that its inaugural campaign.

The team had about 20 skiers on the team in its next yr, which marked its very first getting ample ladies to rating at a meet up with. It had much more than 30 final yr, and this year the Warriors have 22 team users — 10 girls and 12 boys.

With its growth in figures, Winnacunnet immediately outgrew the van and upgraded to a bus for touring to techniques and fulfills. Via fundraising attempts, the group now has other facilities like customized race suits and bibs and tuning equipment, which it did not have that to start with time.

On the slopes, the Warriors have improved at the NHIAA condition championship meet each year below co-coaches AK Walker and Pat Snow. The Winnacunnet women finished 16th of 18 at the condition meet up with in 2018, ninth in 2019 and sixth last season. The Warriors boys put 14th of 18 in 2018, 10th in 2019 and sixth previous yr at the point out satisfy.

“It’s been excellent to see the program increase from 10 people who didn’t know every other much too perfectly into what it is now,” claimed fellow Winnacunnet senior captain Colin Garneau, who is the only other recent skier who has been with the plan considering that the starting.

Walker is a former ski racer who beforehand coached at Plymouth Point out College and the University of New Hampshire. Snow, a physical education and learning teacher at Winnacunnet, came from a recreational skiing track record.

“Snow is a actually great racer,” Stecchi said. “AK, when it arrives to racing, he is aware so a lot that at times it’s like he’s speaking in a various language to us.”

“AK surely has been one particular of the major aids in making a crew that can contend with other groups that have been about for a longer period, like Portsmouth and Harmony and all those fellas,” Garneau claimed. “Over the yrs, you noticed people today that have never ever raced a day in their lives, instantly they are on best of the leaderboard since of AK’s coaching.”

Stecchi and Garneau are two of people racers. Neither had any ski racing practical experience when they joined the plan and have given that come to be trustworthy scorers for the Winnacunnet boys.

“Those two men in specific, as freshmen had been modest minimal guys that ended up pleased to be section of a workforce,” Snow explained. “Now they’re fellas we can count on to area in the top four for boys. They’ve grown so a lot.”

Garneau credited the team’s expansion in figures to more recreational skiers becoming a member of the team and giving racing a test and siblings of present and former racers joining the software. The group has also captivated extra club skiers more than the yrs. Winnacunnet has 5 club skiers this season: Emily Shepard, Cameron Stanton, Sam Siedzik, Margaret Maloney and Jackson Crane.

“They can just form of present our crew how to adequately race and things like that in its place of a whole lot of us who are rec skiers who are acquiring seriously superior at ski racing now,” Garneau mentioned of the team’s club skiers. “And they are also in it to win it. They are likely as tricky as they can.”

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Walker said his aim for the crew this 12 months is just to comprehensive the time. He and Snow’s extensive-time period aspirations for the software are to earn a state championship and have as numerous racers qualify for the Satisfy of Champions as feasible.

“I imagine that we’re making an attempt to construct a legacy, develop anything unique,” Walker explained.

Championship updatesThe NHIAA diving championship meet will be held Feb. 19 at the Carter Local community Developing Association’s Dwinell Pool in Lebanon.

The NHIAA gymnastics championship fulfill is scheduled for Feb. 14 at A2 Gymnasium and Cheer in Salem with a few sessions this yr instead of the standard two.

Like in the drop, the NHIAA winter season spirit championship will be held just about and stay streamed when it is held on March 7.

NHIAA Government Director Jeff Collins said the business is continue to finalizing a spot to hold the NHIAA swimming state fulfill.

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