Cofsky, Jansen, and Company Aim To Reverse Past Shortcomings

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Senior Captains Caleb Cofsky and Eric Jansen.

Justin Rouhana

 

Senior Captains Caleb Cofsky and Eric Jansen.

The Walpole Rebel Wrestling team is hoping to strengthen their team after a disappointing season a year ago: Although some wrestlers acheived individual excellence, the team did not acheive the kind of team success it was looking for. There are a few wrestlers who are returning starters with a year more experience. Senior Captain Caleb Cofsky had an impressive season last year making it all the way to the All-State Tournament along with sophomore Nick Glover, and junior Trevor Wassel who made it to the State Tournament. The trio are definitely going to be mentioned a lot this season.

Head Coach Devin Pacelli said, “My season outlook is certainly positive.”  The strengths of the team are ample, with several being most important. Pacelli thinks the Boys are more of a team than last year, with more leadership from senior Co-Captains Eric Jansen and Cofsky. Pacelli thinks the team has a “high degree of camaraderie, which pushes more members to work harder and keep up with each other.”  This type of attitude in the practice room only progresses the team further in its quest for greatness. Pacelli believes the team needs to improve on their killer instinct as well as their confidence level in themselves and their teammates. Pacelli believes if the team can do this, they will improve as a whole. Pacelli said, “The very best wrestlers are those who are like sharks smelling blood in the water.”

When any team moves three members on to the All-State Tournament—Cofsky, graduate Marvin Jean-Simon, and Glover—it is, of course, a more than recognizable achievement. Pacelli said, “It is an indicator of real talent on the team.” The team as a whole is looking to gain skill with it seems like we are already existent talent.

The team looks as if it will have a fairly good season. With the motivation from teammates to do better everyday, paired with a new sense of leadership and structure as a team, the boys should be successful. Pacelli said, “We will take anyone of any size.” The sport often is interpreted as one in which the athlete must be big and tough, but Pacelli said, “the best have been the smartest, most athletic kids.” Coach Pacelli loves the sport and is more than willing to take an athlete who has never wrestled before. Pacelli said, “Basketball and Hockey make cuts, we do not  and welcome those who have been (cut)”.

 

The Walpole Rebel Wrestling team is hoping to strengthen their team after a disappointing season a year ago: Although some wrestlers acheived individual excellence, the team did not acheive the kind of team success it was looking for. There are a few wrestlers who are returning starters with a year more experience. Senior Captain Caleb Cofsky had an impressive season last year making it all the way to the All-State Tournament along with sophomore Nick Glover, and junior Trevor Wassel who made it to the State Tournament. The trio are definitely going to be mentioned a lot this season.

Head Coach Devin Pacelli said, “My season outlook is certainly positive.”  The strengths of the team are ample, with several being most important. Pacelli thinks the Boys are more of a team than last year, with more leadership from senior Co-Captains Eric Jansen and Cofsky. Pacelli thinks the team has a “high degree of camaraderie, which pushes more members to work harder and keep up with each other.”  This type of attitude in the practice room only progresses the team further in its quest for greatness. Pacelli believes the team needs to improve on their killer instinct as well as their confidence level in themselves and their teammates. Pacelli believes if the team can do this, they will improve as a whole. Pacelli said, “The very best wrestlers are those who are like sharks smelling blood in the water.”

When any team moves three members on to the All-State Tournament—Cofsky, graduate Marvin Jean-Simon, and Glover—it is, of course, a more than recognizable achievement. Pacelli said, “It is an indicator of real talent on the team.” The team as a whole is looking to gain skill with it seems like we are already existent talent.

The team looks as if it will have a fairly good season. With the motivation from teammates to do better everyday, paired with a new sense of leadership and structure as a team, the boys should be successful. Pacelli said, “We will take anyone of any size.” The sport often is interpreted as one in which the athlete must be big and tough, but Pacelli said, “the best have been the smartest, most athletic kids.” Coach Pacelli loves the sport and is more than willing to take an athlete who has never wrestled before. Pacelli said, “Basketball and Hockey make cuts, we do not  and welcome those who have been (cut)”.

The Walpole Rebel wrestlers are hoping to strengthen their team after a disappointing season a year ago: Although some wrestlers acheived individual excellence, the team did not acheive the kind of team success it was looking for. There are a few wrestlers who are returning starters with a year more experience. Senior Captain Caleb Cofsky had an impressive season last year making it all the way to the All-State Tournament along with sophomore Nick Glover, and junior Trevor Wassel made it to the State Tournament. The trio are definitely going to be mentioned a lot this season.

Head Coach Devin Pacelli said, “My outlook is certainly positive.”  The strengths of the team are ample, with several being most important. Pacelli thinks the kids are more of a team than last year, with more leadership from senior Co-Captains Eric Jansen and Cofsky. Pacelli thinks the team has a “high degree of camaraderie, which pushes more members to work harder and keep up with each other.”  This type of attitude in the practice room only progresses the team further in its quest for greatness. Pacelli believes the team needs to improve on their killer instinct as well as their confidence level in themselves and their teammates. Pacelli believes if the team can do this, then as a whole, they will improve. Pacelli said, “The very best wrestlers are those who are like sharks smelling blood in the water.”

When any team moves three members on to the All-State Tournament—senior Captain Caleb Cofsky, graduate Marvin Jean-Simon, and sophomore Nick Glover—it is, of course, a more than recognizable achievement. Pacelli said, “It is an indicator of real talent on the team.” The team as a whole is looking to gain skill with its already existent talent.

The team looks as if it will have a fairly good season. With the motivation from teammates to do better everyday, paired with a new sense of leadership and structure as a team, the boys should be successful. Pacelli said, “We will take anyone of any size.” The sport often is interpreted as one in which the athlete must be big and tough, but Pacelli said “the best have been the smartest, most athletic kids.” Coach Pacelli loves the sport and is more than willing to take an athlete who has never wrestled before. Pacelli said, “Basketball and hockey make cuts, we don’t and welcome those who have been (cut)”.