Wichita Lawrence High’s wrestling team isn’t tiptoeing into unfamiliar territory when it makes its drive to Wichita for the state tournament this afternoon.
Instead, since the team has endured a schedule full of two-day hotel stays and championship matches under spotlights, coach Pat Naughton is confident his team will avoid any distractions.
His high expectations haven’t changed.
“We’re going down there to win the whole thing, and it can’t be anything less than that,” Naughton said.
Ten Lions and six Free State High wrestlers qualified for state by placing in the top four at the regional tournament on Saturday at Olathe Northwest.
Matches start at 10 a.m. today at Hartman Arena in Wichita and continue until the championship matches Saturday afternoon.