Wrestling team seniors honored and give a shout out to teammate with special needs

Domenic Venini, Staff writer

As the Archbishop Carroll wrestling team ended its season with a win against The George School, it honored its seniors, who also reflected on the addition of a special needs freshmen to the team this year.

Senior wrestlers Kyle Conlen, Andrew Ingles, and Kyle Comstock were recognized for their wrestling careers at Carroll after all three pinned their opponents and won their final matches. 

“Felt great wrestling in the final match,” Ingles said, but added: “We still have PCLs and districts before the season is fully over.”

Carroll finished the regular season with a record of 10-18. 

“We took a major step forward this season as the last few we haven’t been the greatest,” Conlen said.

Among those going to the post-season with Conlen and the other seniors is Michael Schuller, a freshman student who has an intellectual disability. Having a teammate with an intellectual disability was something the team had never experienced before.  Schuller has made an impact.

“Having Michael on the wrestling team has meant so much to me in my last season,” Conlen said. “Michael has taught me so much about how to push through the obstacles and that anything can be accomplished. Helping Michael grow was one of my favorite parts about having him on the team.” 

Schuller finished up his freshman wrestling season on Wednesday with a win.

“Wrestling was awesome!” Schuller said. “It was a lot of fun and I really liked my teammates and coaches. They taught me so many new wrestling moves. It’s much more exciting to win than lose. My season was amazing and I wrestled in every meet. Sometimes we wrestled professionals and then I lost. It is a lot better to wrestle on a team because at home, my dog Pepper tries to bite when we wrestle.”