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Xavier College Prep Has a Wrestling Team?

Ellisa Jimenez rocking Wrestling for Xavier!

Ellisa Jimenez rocking Wrestling for Xavier!

Ellisa Jimenez rocking Wrestling for Xavier!

Ellisa Jimenez rocking Wrestling for Xavier!

Most Xavier College Prep students are involved in Athletics. There are a total of 13 sports that anyone can join. This year Ellisa Jimenez (Freshman) decided to add another sport at Xavier. She started a Wrestling team. The sport hasn’t been made official by Xavier but she wrestles with other teams alone. Ellisa has a passion for wrestling and she wants to make it a part of the Athletic programs at Xavier.

Ellisa Jimenez, RenWeb

Ellisa stated, “Since I began wrestling in 6th grade, I knew that I wanted to wrestle at Xavier because I fell in love with this sport. If there wasn’t a team I was going to build one, I always had to be the only girl on the team and that has driven me to never stop. Because I’m a girl, I’m pretty sure there are other girls out there that feel that way too. I chose to be their voice and say, let’s do this.” Ellisa is motivated and wants to accomplish something. She was asked if there’s been any girls that joined her team and her response was “yes, I had one join but the lack of having an area to practice and short notice to a season already started drove the teammate to want to put it on pause due to the other sport that they play.” Adding a new sport to the athletic program can be difficult because the school would need to provide the equipment.

Ellisa Jimenez geared up and ready.

Ellisa currently wrestles against other teams alone since her wrestling team was created on short notice. Since her team is new she needs a plan to spread the word. She was asked how she is going to draw in interest. Her response was, ” I tried advertising it at school, and as it drew interest, it quickly fell. The best thing I can do for people to notice bring some banners.” One of Ellisa’s goals is to compete in Oklahoma in March and win Nationals. Ellisa stated, “I believe a step in that direction is a win for the school, myself, and my family and I believe it will bring more attention.”

Ellisa started the wrestling team because she loves the sport. She said, “Wrestling is more than a sport. It’s a lifestyle and is truly rewarding. There are many sports out there but none like this one. Ellisa is hoping for her team to become a success. She already planned her dual meets against the other teams in the valley. She believes it would be great if students gave it an opportunity. Ellisa hopes to accomplish her goals while her time at Xavier.

 

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