Owl wrestler's experience paid off

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Adam Wolka recently wrapped up his third season as a varsity wrestler at Seymour High School, making it to semistate for the second straight year.

Experience through competition, the senior said, is what helped him get back to semistate this winter.

“It really helped me with just being able to wrestle guys of any size — taller guys, shorter guys, fatter guys. I feel more comfortable,” Wolka said. “When I first started, it bothered me to wrestle taller guys. Now, it doesn’t bother me. I just go out there and wrestle. The experience has really helped my confidence.”

Wolka, who wrestled in the 285-pound division, said he tried to out-think his opponents.

“I like the competition aspect of wrestling,” he said. “You have no one else to blame but yourself. It’s just you versus the other guy, and it’s just a great feeling when your hand is raised and you know you single-handedly defeated another person.”

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