REED CITY\u00a0\u2014 Nathan Fasbender is understandably\u00a0satisfied with how he has started out his wrestling season, considering he is a rookie of sorts. He\u2019s a junior wrestling at 152 pounds, and he started out with an 8-2 record. He recently was at 11-8. It\u2019s his first year of wrestling. Others had encouraged him to come out for the sport. The first time he was on the mat was during a Reed City intra-squad scrimmage in preseason. Fasbender was 2-of-3 in his debut. \u201cIn certain areas I\u2019ve met or exceeded (expectations)\u201d he said. \u201cIn others, I haven\u2019t.\u201d Fabender has been happy with his effort so far. \u201cBut I feel with more time, a lot more will come a lot faster,\u201d he said. Fasbender said he\u2019s worked a lot with assistant coach Ryan Steig. \u201cAnd 152 seems to be my spot and that\u2019s where I started out at,\u201d Fasbender said. It\u2019s the first time he\u2019s been in a winter sport outside of indoor track and field, which is not an MHSAA sport. \u201cI think now is the right time,\u201d he said of his decision to wrestle. \u00a0\u201cI still am focusing on track and trying to compete indoors. Learning how to balance that (is challenging.\u201d Fasbender hopes to advance to regionals, \u201cplus seeing where I am from there and hopefully making it to state,\u201d he said. \u201cI think (several) I\u2019ve pinned so far. It\u2019s the intensity of not stopping and continuing on.\u201d Fasbender said he hopes to continue learning the moves and other aspects of the sport. \u201cFrom the beginning of the year to now, we\u2019ve shown a lot of improvement,\u201d he said. \u201cWe\u2019ve come together better than I thought we would. I could see us doing well in districts and regionals. From 140 upwards, we have a lot of very good wrestlers.\u201d Fasbender was fourth at Saturday\u2019s Reed City Invitational. Reed City wrestles at Lakeview Wednesday.