Sixteen-year-old junior Austin Reim has made it to states for wrestling. After a hard season, he made it as the lowest seed in his weight class. He will be participating at the Palace of Auburn Hills, where he will be facing the best talent he’s seen to date.
“It’s never easy by any means, they won’t be pushovers by any means,” senior Oliver Schihl said. “He’s going to face the best of the best.”
Reim, according to his teammates, has really stepped up his game since he’s made it to states. It’s not just a sport he’ll be doing for fun, it’s, something important to him.
“It’s gotten a lot more serious for him, definitely a lot more focused on him,” Schihl said.
But this doesn’t just impact Reim, his friends, and his family. It shows to the underclassman that they can do it, too. It’s not just a dream, if they have the right skill it’s now a reality. With hard work and dedication, they, too, can be there some day.
“It drives us to work hard, work as a team,” freshman Shane Oskvarek said. “We want to be like him.”
The competition will be held March 7-8 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.