By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Cross training helps wrestlers prepare for new season


October 4, 2023

Caroleine James / Wrangell Sentinel

Jackson Carney (front) and Ian Nelson go through exercise drills at the high school wrestling team's first practice of the season on Sept. 27.

As high school wrestling coach Jack Carney prepares for the season, many of his wrestlers are wrapping up competing in another sport. "Most of my kids are on cross-country (running). They're looking to win a state title," he said, predicting wins for Wrangell in regional and state cross-country competitions.

The first wrestling tournament is only a week after the cross-country season ends on Saturday, Oct. 7.

The coach said participating in multiple sports helps his wrestlers in the long run. "I love it," he said, "because they're getting high confidence. It's like a big old morale boost t...

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