Senior wrestler finishing off his wrestling career the right way


Photo courtesy of Marley Gabriel

Senior Michael Moissis is storming through his last season with a 23-8 record. Moissis wanted nothing else but to have a great season for his final year. 

Michael has been wrestling throughout his whole life and has had a stellar high school career up to this point. But none of those years compare to this year.

“I put in countless hours of work for this season. Once you realize it’s your last year you really push yourself harder than ever. One last chance to prove yourself,” senior Michael Moissis said.

Moissis earned the “News-Herald Players of the week” award which was huge for the program. He earned it with his stellar play on the mats and his great leadership. Michael achieved an 11-0 record in the month of January with a 5-0 record the week of the award. 

“Getting the News-Herald Players of the week award felt amazing. When you get noticed for something like that it just feels special. It made me realize that I am really doing something right and it motivated me to keep doing well,” Moissis said.

Michaels success has really shown to students around the school that the wrestling program is doing great.

“I never really had much of an idea for how good the wrestling team is. But, this year I noticed my friend Michael really dominating his opponents. It is a great sight to see as a member of the Chagrin Falls High School zoo. We love to see our athletes strive,” senior Julian Hink said.

Michael has really put the school and the community on notice. All of his hard work is paying off.

Additionally, Michael has been keeping up the good work in the classroom. He is showing what it means to be a true student-athlete. 

“I have made sure to really keep my grades up this year. My coaches always tell us that good grades can translate into good performances and that really helps motivate the team,” Moissis said.

As the playoffs inch closer and closer the nerves kick in for the team. The playoffs are the last time for the seniors to compete on the mat. 

“The playoffs are always super exciting. I am hoping I can make a huge run this year and end out on a high note. One last ride as a senior so the nerves will be there but luckily I have wrestled in big moments like that before so I am prepared,” Moissis said.

A bittersweet experience that Moissis is ready to attack.

“I’m really rooting for Michael in the playoffs. I think he is gonna do great,” Hink said.