Simmons posts strong season for Reed City wrestling

REED CITY — Ryan Simmons completed a fine sophomore wrestling season that showed promise from November through February.

Simmons qualified for the regionals in February. He entered the new year in January realizing he had a lot of potential to deliver. He also was one of the more experienced wrestlers on a very young team.

"It's going pretty well," he said during the season. "As a team, we're lacking sometimes in the little stuff. Kids might forget moves they've seen in matches and don't know how to do it."

Simmons was 13-3 after his first 16 matches.

"That's a lot of improvement from last year," he said. "I had just two wins all of last year. I've been working really hard year-round to get better at this sport."

Throughout the season, Simmons focused on working on his endurance.

"I can't get tired out there," he said. "I have to work on the little stuff."

Throughout the season, Simmons focused on heavy elbow and arm moves.

"On neutral, I take shots," he said. "I just want to wrestle my hardest and leave everything on the mat."

Simmons will be among the Coyotes' top wrestlers for next season.