Media Day kicks off Glenn’s wrestling season

The Glenn Bobcats wrestling team kicked off the 2021-2022 season with a Media Day on Monday, Nov. 1.

Media Day kicks off Glenn’s wrestling season
November 04
12:14 2021

To kick off the start of a new season, athletes at big-name colleges and in the professional ranks participate in a media day event to introduce the team to the community. The wrestling team at Glenn High School got a taste of sports at the next level earlier this week when they held their own Media Day.

During the event held at the school on Monday, Nov. 1, student athletes participated in a photo shoot and answered questions from local news media before starting the first official practice of the season. 

Media Day was the brainchild of head coach Larry Barron. Barron, who won multiple state championships as a student-athlete at Parkland High School, took over as head coach at Glenn in August. Barron has been an assistant coach at Reynolds and also coaches at K-Vegas Elite Wrestling located in Kernersville. Barron said he decided to have a media day for his team to let the community know about the great things going on at Glenn.

“We took a team that had nine solid kids last year and turned it into a team of 25 solid young men,” Barron continued. “…Wrestling is not a popular sport in Winston-Salem, my goal is to change that. We’ve got a few surprises up our sleeves.” 

When discussing his goals for the team and himself this upcoming season, Barron said his goals are to be the top team in the conference, make a deep run in the state playoffs, and be named coach of the year. 

“I would honestly say a winning record for my starting lineup, winning record for the team as a whole, and getting my seniors into college to wrestle, that’s a successful season for me,” he says. “I can say all of the dreamy stuff, because that’s how I am. You’re not going to tell me that I am not going to win the state championship this year.”

Glenn will have a scrimmage at West Forsyth on Nov. 12 before hosting the Blue and Orange Intersquad Scrimmage on Nov. 16. The season officially begins on Nov. 18 with a home tri-meet with Ledford and Grimsley. 

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