• Wrestling

 

The Saints Wrestling team has accumulated a total of eight league championships since 1984 (1984, 1986, 1992, 1996, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2019). The wrestling team has one CIF championship which came in the year 1992.

This Year Coach Mo Pacheco, class of 1986 takes over as head coach.  Coach Mo has been instrumental in helping to rebuild the program in the past 5 years serving as the head assistant coach. Coach Mo brings with him over 15 years of coaching experience at both the youth and high school levels. Through hard work, enthusiasm and dedication he has helped reestablish the winning traditions of which he was a part of as a wrestler and assistant coach in the mid 80’s and early 90’s.

The Saints wrestling team won the Eastern League Championship last year and had 6 individual league champions.  This year’s team returns 4 league champs along with a strong core of returners and incoming freshmen.  They are looking forward to the step up in competition as they have been moved up to the Western League this year.

Through its year-round tournaments, practices and activities, the wrestling program is a brotherhood, a lifelong camaraderie forged through faith, intellect, leadership, hard work and dedication.

Saints motto was always accepting boys and graduating men. No other high school sport can deliver on that promise, like wrestling can. Wrestling builds character. It teaches your child how to develop discipline and a work ethic that is difficult to find in any other sport. It is a sport that leaves a permanent chapter on an individual’s soul.

Mo Pacheco, Head Coach

If you want your sons to develop traits such as discipline, dedication, delayed gratification, work ethic, ability to overcome obstacles, humility, persistence, courage, confidence and respect; all traits that will prove priceless long after participation in the sport has ceased, wrestling is the sport.

Those involved in wrestling often talk about the sport as metaphor for life, teaching lessons that will be used off the mat.  Stepping on the mat where you are one on one without your teammates to hold your hand often compares to overcoming the fear of public speaking or going for an audition or job interview. It is the type of fear we face every time we are pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone and challenging ourselves to grow and evolve. But each time your son faces that fear, each time he steps on the mat, he will build up his capacity to face his fears and take action.  As Coach Dan Gable says, “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.”

Saints will also be starting a kids program this October geared towards parochial school boys in the 5th through 8th grades.

 

For more information about Saints Wrestling and Saints Youth Wrestling Club please contact Head Coach Mo Pacheco.

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