SPRINGDALE (KFSM) - The last time Har-Ber brought home a state wrestling title, the seniors on this team were freshman. Now, they're hungry for the title.
"Last year we had a chance to go out and win a state title, and we came out with third," senior Coltin Morgan said. "For those seniors we all wanted to perform. Now I'm in that position. I just want those guys to go out and perform for me and send us out on top."
Har Ber has reached the state tournament every year, but has fallen short. Now it's important for them to change that this year.
"Considering the fact we haven't won a state title since 2012, which was coach West's second year here I believe, it's just so important because the seniors want it so bad," Junior Treyton Baker said. "The juniors want it so bad. Everyone on the team wants it really really bad. It would mean the world to bring back a state title to Har-Ber."
But, there may be a few challenges awaiting them at the state tournament.
"We've come up second to Rogers a couple of times, but we've really been practicing hard this year," junior Kimble Jennings said. "We're trying to get a good practice in before state so we can come up, and get that gold this year."
"The fact that we're a really young team. If you went through our lineup, you'd notice we have a lot of freshman, a couple of sophomores. Guys that are really young, and they are going out and competing with some of the best guys in the state," Morgan said.
The upper class men are already taking control with the younger guys and giving them advice.
"Just keep your head in the game," senior Eli Espe said. "You just got to be yourself, and wrestle your match. Don't wrestle theirs."
The Wildcats are ready to win it all this weekend.