Following in the Footsteps of Family

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Following in the Footsteps of Family

The Sequoit wrestling team has been rolling over the competition over this season, even keeping up with state powerhouses like Marian Central.

Junior Niall Schoenfelder is a standout wrestler for the team this year. It’s no surprise considering wrestling runs in his veins. His older brother, Patrick Schoenfelder, has previously won a state title for the Sequoits.

N. Schoenfelder is a serious competitor for state along with many of his teammates and plans on letting nothing get between him and bringing another state title home to the Schoenfelder household.

Question: How satisfied are you with the season so far?

Answer: I feel that there were some matches I could have won but didn’t go my way, but other than that I feel pretty good of what I’ve done so far.

Q: How much faith do you have in your coaches and the process they put you through?

A: My coaches were all successful athletes that learned from their coaches and have made up workouts of their own to help us be able to peak at the right time.

Q: How confident are you that your captains are doing everything they can to make you better?

A: I feel that we have some of the best captains in the state and every day they’ve been pushing us so we can achieve our goals.

Q: Who on the team has the best mentality?

A: I feel that Joey Pyles works his tail off every day. He comes in every day and it doesn’t matter what he feels like he still pushes himself.

Q: Do you feel any pressure from your older brother to be better?

A: When I first got to high school that was the case, but after talking with Pat this summer I realized that I didn’t have to achieve exactly what Pat did, all I had to do was accept what I have done and work harder to improve.

Q: How much faith do you have in your coaches and the process they put you through?

A: My coaches were all successful athletes that learned from their coaches and have made up workouts of their own to help us be able to peak at the right time.

Q: How far do you expect to make it?

A: My goal has always been to win a state title and I feel that I have a good shot at doing that this year.

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