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Transition from Being High School to College Wrestler Difficult, Says Van Kley

Posted: Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 5:49 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

Being a freshman is tough. In high school or college, you get looked down upon by the upperclassmen, teased, picked on, even hazed sometimes. Competing at the collegiate level in sports as a freshman is just as, and maybe even more difficult, especially in the physical contests, like football and wrestling. You’re an 18-year-old, asked to compete with men in their early 20s. Central wrestling coach, Eric Van Kley says the switch from being a high school senior to a college freshman as a grappler is a difficult one. Central will open up their 2014-15 wrestling season with two separate trips to the Knox Invitational and the Harold Nichols Open on November 8.