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Bobcat wrestling returns

The Paradise Bobcats are back on the mats this season

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 9:08 PM

PARADISE, Calif. -- As Paradise continues to rebuild, so does every single team at its high school. This season it's the wrestling team. 

This season 22 kids came back to hit the mats, including new coach, Shannon Magpusao. 

"They're a hard working bunch of kids," said Magpusao. "Successful or not, success will get there because they're putting in the time and the hard work here."

Junior Stetson Morgan is back for his third season. He travels from Butte Valley every day in hopes of qualifying for state again. 

"It's I don't know. It's hard to explain," said Stetson. "It's a sport obviously, but it's something I love."

Stetson says this season is off to a great start considering where they were after the Camp Fire in 2018.  

"Last year was quite difficult because we were in a warehouse with rigged mats and we weren't really set up good. Ijust thought the hardest part was getting there and getting everyone together and getting there on time."

There's only three seniors and two girls on the team roster due to the fire and injuries. In all, the team fills ten of the fourteen weight classes. 

"What I hope to really accomplish is the numbers," said Magpusao. "I want more and more kids to come out, to wrestle and want to compete for us. That's what I hope"

He hopes to grow the program back to its original glory. 

"It was really exciting. It was a big show. I remember when I was younger it was a loud crowd, it was good rivalries." 

The last time the wrestling team won its section was in 2017 and the last time they hosted a dual was in 2018. 

So this year, they're excited to finally put on a show and roots in Paradise. 

"I'm really excited," said Stetson. "I hope people will come and watch. I just want to put on a show for everyone." 

The Bobcats first home dual will be on January 29 against Corning High School. It will also be their senior night.  

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