Boston MA - On Saturday December 2nd, 100 wrestlers from schools across Boston joined together to participate in the annual season kickoff jamboree. The event has become a tradition in the city to showcase the unity and friendship between schools as part of BYW's motto "One City, One Mission, One Team." Hosted by Boston Latin School, student-athletes participated in technique drills by skill level (middle school, novice high school, and experienced high school), conditioning drills, and simulated wrestling matches.
Founder José Valenzuela shared a few words to conclude the jamboree to help inspire the wrestlers as they embark on their seasons: "This has been my dream for a long, long time, ever since I was in high school. As you go back to your schools to continue your seasons, don't forget what today means. We are all here to support each other, and whether your goal is to make the varsity lineup, or qualify for the state championships, every one of us plays a part in helping to grow this sport. Thank you for making part of my dream come true by stepping on these mats today and taking part in this journey with us together."