The Original “Machine”

Antonio Guerrero and Ruben Molina


The wrestling team is looking for a district championship this year. With head coach Eddie Jaquez coming back for his second year as a wrestling coach.

The wrestling team is doing really good this year, this is the first time that they have an almost full varsity team. Even though most of the wrestlers are first-time varsity wrestlers.
“ Wrestling is doing really good this year. Is the first time we have an almost full wrestling team, with only four varsity spots left,” coach Jaquez said.

The coach expectations for his wrestlers are what every coach wants for his team and that’s to see them grow as one and become better and be successful in their matches.
“Been that it’s a first year that we have a full varsity team, my expectations are for this guys to grow every year and just keep improving every year and get better,” Coach Jaquez said.

A coach dream is to have a successful wrestling team, but Jaquez knows that it takes time and dedication for the hole team to be successful and he is willing to go that extra step for his team.
“I think every coach want all his wrestlers to be successful, but the truth of the matter is even if they’re not I appreciate their hard work and the amount of work that they’re putting into it,” Coach Jaquez said.

It’s been a really long time since wrestling has had almost the whole team has gotten a district championship but Jaquez knows its possible for the tea to get it this year.
“ As far as district goes, yes I think pretty much every single one of my wrestlers can win district, I believe we can be district champs. Bowie has a strong district team and I believe that we will come home with some district metals, ” Coach Jaquez said.

For a wrestling coach, the wrestlers of his team become like their own sons, as they spent more time with them in practice, and in the tournaments, then their own parents. Jaquez is becoming the role model of some of his wrestlers. Making him love the sport and enjoying his job as the head coach of the machine bowie wrestling team.
“Well working with the kids here at Bowie has made me love the sport more, these kids have a lot of heart, hard dedication. They leave it all at the mat every time in practice and the tournaments so I couldn’t ask for more. I really enjoy it,” Coach Jaquez said.

Wrestling captain Jorge Galvan, 12, and Jesus Merjil, 10, have their own opinion about the team as they are the most experienced wrestlers on the team. they both think the team is doing and even better than past years.
“I think that the team doing good, conceding all the things happened during the season and offseason,” Merjil said.

More people are becoming interested in wrestling then the past years, as Galvan explain.

“lately I know that it is better than last year because many more people are interested in wrestling,” Galvan said.