Champion Wresting Team Looks to Crush Dreams this Upcoming Season

Story By: Derek Bullis, Opinion Editor

The three time defending state champions never stopped and are already putting in the work to win a fourth state title this season.

The Rams’ are not even dreaming this year.

“We’re into ruining people’s dreams; that’s our goal, making nightmares,” said Head Coach Paul Keysaw.

Rams’ wrestling was in the business of ruining dreams last year, going 12-0 on the season. 

Other teams are going to have a challenging time against the Rams because they are unapologetic of their goals to win another state title.

“We want our dream to come true. If our dreams are gonna come true that means we need to ruin your dream,” said Keysaw.

A couple familiar faces will be returning to the line up this year. State champions Daniel Ruiz and Augustine Garcia look to claim another championship win.

Mario Moreeno who took second in state last year wrestling at 125 lbs will be returning to the Rams’ lineup this season.

FCC has a plethora of talent to work with this season coming in from all different directions. 

 “But I think that is part of our key. To have red shirts and third year guys who are pretty competitive so we have guys really wanting to make the team and buying their time,” said Keysaw. 

The redshirts and sophomores this year will be leading the team this season but the team also looks to see good things coming out a few key up and coming freshmen.

Freshman Daniel Long from Dinuba, and Jack Kilner from Grenada will be key wrestlers to keep an eye out for this season.

“If you want to be good. Recruit the best kids you can. We’ve been fortunate the last few years,” said Keysaw. 

You can check out the Rams Saturday September 21 at the Sacramento City Tournament.