Fireside Chat with Coach Esposito

Michael Bakx

Staff Writer

Foran’s captains this year are seniors, Ricky Kratzer and Pat Fitzgerald. Foran wrestling’s head coach, Coach Esposito, says “The strengths are in our returning wrestlers. Luke Edmondson was State Champ last year as a sophomore. Jubilee Witte and Noah Hubler finished 6th in the state. Gino Esposito set the Foran school record for wins as a freshman with 35. They will be our anchors. Our weakness is in the weight classes where we have young, inexperienced wrestlers. Tyler Geanacopolous, Will Mauro, Nic Vanchot The young guys will have to grow up fast for us to achieve our very realistic goal: A State Championship.” He also talks about some of the new members of the team saying that “Freshmen Ryan Luth and Qasim Khan are experienced, decorated youth wrestlers so they can step into the lineup and compete right away. Nick McQuade returns after 2 years away from wrestling and adds strength and toughness to our heavy weights.” Esposito says that he will continue on the same upward path that last year’s head coach, Peters created. “I believe in work. My boys work harder than any team in the state. I know every coach says that, but I challenge anyone to make it through one of our practices. Hard work gives them the freedom to achieve great things and to wrestle without fear of failure. When the fans look onto the mat and see a Foran wrestler out there, know that they have earned the right to be there, and they will compete without fear, never quit, and represent the school with class and distinction.”