Whoever coined the phrase “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.” probably didn’t have a wrestling team in mind. Yet it certainly applies to Plymouth North’s 2008-09 wrestling team, this month’s winner of the Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac Driven Student of the Month award for March.
The team finished 4-23 in its first year as a new program. Yet according to Coach Mike Grimes, his young grapplers ended the season light years ahead of where we started it. Said Grimes, “We were like any other program in that we had our ups and downs during the season, but there were more good moments than bad ones. You could see the confidence grow in the kids as the season rolled along.”
That confidence also showed itself in the chilly waters of Plymouth Harbor as the Plymouth North wrestlers made a splash at this year’s Polar Plunge, the fundraiser for Jordan Hospital’s cancer unit. The team received the award for raising the most money for a high school team. Ironically, the team has had its share of difficulties in raising funds to purchase a mat for home meets (they’ve borrowed a mat to date).
As winners of Tracy’s Driven Student of the Month honor, the team was treated to a pizza party and received Tracy pens and key chains, courtesy of Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac.
“The Plymouth North wrestling team is most deserving of this month’s Driven Student award. Not only does it take discipline to be a wrestler, but it takes a real commitment to help start a program and take the lumps that can go along with that. I commend them for their efforts,” said Jeff Tracy, president of Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac.
Members of the 200809 Plymouth North wrestling team include: Frank Aguiar, Eric Brown, Anthony Clark, Kyle Decker, Jon Dee, Gavin Dineen, Glen Drew, Connor Elliot, Josh Hamblin, Justin Maskell, Chris Morse, Hieu Nguyen, Charlie Phachanisiri, Henry Regelado, Matt Ryan, John Sharp, Carlos Solomon, Vincent Tavernelli, Anthony Valero, Drew Wadman, Ben Waltuch and Jared Weinstock.
If you would like to make a contribution to the fund to purchase a wrestling mat for Plymouth North High School, please contact Kevin Farrell, Freshman Housemaster, at 508-830-0101.
Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac’s Driven Student program recognizes Plymouth high school students for their performance and achievements in and out of the classroom. Awarded on a monthly basis, recipients are selected by faculty and advisors at the student’s given school.
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