Winter Sports Take Off

The Three Biggest Questions About the Upcoming Season

Will Ryan Weaver get more state championship rings?

As a Sophomore, Ryan Weaver won a state championship in the 50-yard freestyle, and finished second in the 100-yard backstroke. This year he is looking to win championships in both events, and help Riverside win the conference tournament. “I’ve been perfecting everything I need to do to win those events again,” said Weaver. Weaver is going to NC state to swim in college, and his goal is to win a national championship there.

Will the basketball teams return to their winning ways?

Last year the men’s basketball team went 5-8, but in 2019 the team had a solid 20-9 record.The team will compete this season in a new conference, but the team has a lot of returning  players, who bring experience to the team. “We’re playing for a state championship,” said Head coach Brian Strickland. The women’s basketball team was 0-10, and the year before that they were 2-19, and they will be trying to return to their winning records in the years before, like their 18-9 record in 2017-18.

Will the wrestling team get back on the podium?

Riverside’s wrestling team has always been successful, but it’s been a while since they have had a standout season. Their first state championships came back to back in ‘94-’95, then had a three-peat from ‘02-’04. This year they have a full roster with lots of potential, including senior standout Isaac Ramirez. Head coach Brandon Palmer (a former RHS state champion himself) hopes the team will make the playoffs this year.

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