Reed City freshman reflects on impressive rookie season

REED CITY — The season has ended for Reed City wrestlers like Mason Bush, but it was a productive one.

It was Bush’s freshman season. He had been in the middle school program prior to this year.

“On the varsity level, it’s going very good,” he said. “I was out for three weeks, but now I’m back in it. It’s a little tougher now because I’m wrestling up higher because of grades and experienc, but I’m hanging in there.”

Bush had been wrestling at 152 pounds. His record was around .500.

“I’m pretty happy with that,” he said. “I’ve had some tough losses. Overall, it’s been pretty good.”

Bush had a win in the last 30 seconds of the Reed City Invitational, which proved to be a highlight. He placed third at 152 pounds at that event.

“From the beginning of the season, I’ve improved so much,” he said. “At first I was down on myself, because I was thinking I’m wrestling seniors and that. But now I’ve got my confidence up so I’m feeling really good now.”

Bush was looking to have a winning record by the end of the season.

“It’s going to take pushing yourself in practice,” he said. “It’s going to take pushing yourself every day in practice and going at it 100 percent to build your confidence up.”

The Coyotes were able to fill most of their weight classes during the season.

“The team is doing pretty good,” Bush said. “We’re a little young. We’ve got a lot of freshmen and sophomores. Other than that, we’re doing pretty good this year.”