Chrispell reflects back on strong wrestling season

REED CITY —  Reed City’s Dylan Chrispell had a senior wrestling season he won’t soon forget.

His record was 35-7 going into the postseason.

“It should be better but I’m pretty happy with it,” Chrispell said. “Should have been wins, there’s about three of them. I can’t really single any of them out.”

He’s been at 189 pounds, and coach Roger Steig cited him for having a strong performance at various tournaments.

It was Chrispell’s fourth varsity season, and it’s been his best.

“I’ve been wrestling harder,” he said. “I came a long way. I started wrestling through the summer last year. I think that helped it a lot. Slowly, I’ve been getting better.”

His work on his feet and his takedown abilities were especially a boon for Chrispell.

“Being on top, I need to work better on my breakdowns and ride people out,” he said. “I need to keep working hard to make sure I stay in condition.”

Chrispell’s season ended at districts but his number of wins was a major boost for the Coyotes this season.