This winter, Saint John Vianney High School’s wrestling team will finally have a dedicated space to call home! Outfitted with all new mats and equipment, all of it up to code, the new wrestling room ranks among the best in the state according to SJV’s head wrestling coach, Christopher Notte. Located next to the weight room, the space allows for better focus and limited interruptions, which was a problem when the team practiced in other spaces. A dedicated room also allows more time for instruction. In fact, the coaches are now able to implement six more practices per week as a result of the new wrestling room!
Coach Notte, who brings years of coaching experience to SJV on both the collegiate and high school level, says the incoming freshmen class was one of the driving factors behind getting the room done. This year’s incoming Freshman class has some of the best rated wrestlers in the state and one student currently ranks #1 in the nation. Having a dedicated space for the wrestling team is key to driving future success.
“This is a humbling experience. There were a lot of successful coaches here before me who accomplished a lot of great things without a dedicated wrestling room. I am excited to get in there and see what is possible for us down the road,” Notte remarked.
As head coach, Notte credits SJV President Steven DiMezza and Vice Principal Richard Lamberson for helping to accomplish the new wrestling room. “I am the first coach to utilize this new space, so I am fortunate to embark on this journey at this moment in time.”
With a new room, new wrestlers, and a new coaching staff the team is ready to ride the new wave of fresh air to success!
Notte’s vision for the team going forward is “To build a culture that will lead the guys into a successful and meaningful life. With that, we will continue doing things right and following Christ, which will allow us to land on top of the podiums.”