By Grace Conlin
Our very own Junior Joshua Palacio recently took second place at the NJSIAA state wrestling tournament! Here are some words of wisdom from an interview with Josh.
Grace: How long have you been wrestling?
Josh: I’ve been wrestling for 6 years.
Grace: What is your favorite thing about wrestling?
Josh: Wrestling is fun, and the bonds you create with your teammates are amazing.
Grace: Do you have any tips for people getting into wrestling now?
Josh: Just have fun and work hard.
Grace: What place did you win at the match?
Josh: I took 2nd place at the state tournament.
Grace: What type of preparation did you go through to prepare for this match?
Josh: I would go to North Bergen High School after school for practice, then go to my wrestling club [for more practice]. Before each of my matches, my best friend would call me and mentally prepare me for each of my matches.
Josh went into the State Championship tournament as the 11th ranked wrestler in the state, and was able to finish as 2nd overall. Congrats Josh!