Warriors wrestling very competitive in second year back

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FORT KENT, Me (WAGM) - The Fort Kent wrestling team was brought back last year. They had some positive moments both as a team and individually. This year the Warriors are improved and have bigger goals.

"Last year we were coming in the lower five. This year we're up in the top five so definitely a 180 switch from last year," said junior Jordan Labbe.

"Feels a lot better. We've got a better chance. Lot more experience and our moves are a lot better. And we're just stronger," added junior Ian Dubois.

The team chemistry is another reason why the team feels they have taken a leap this year.

"I'd say we're a lot closer together as a team over last year. We were just starting out and now we feel like a team. It's good," explained junior Reece Pelletier.

One of the highlights on the year was when they hosted Caribou and beat the Vikings by a point.

"Great. It was the first one in like five years. It felt great to be a part of the first win Fort Kent has had in wrestling at home in such a long time," Pelletier said.

"It felt really good to wrestle in front of the school and pick up some wins, as well as getting the win as a team," Dubois added.

There are more wrestlers on the squad this season.

"The team has almost doubled from last year and our middle school team was huge last year. So there is definitely a lot of interest coming up next year," Labbe explained.

Jordan Labbe finished in the top 8 at states last season. He is looking to crack the top four and have his teammates wrestle with him this year.

"It's like night and day. You wrestle in the North here and then you see your competition in the south. It's quite the amount of competition. Definitely my goal is to go farther in states than I did last year," Labbe said.

"Our goals are all similar. We're all going to try to make it to states and do good at regionals. Just do good in general," Pelletier added.