Mo Omonode Previews State Wrestling Event
Wrestling state finals began this morning at bankers life fieldhouse ..
West lafayette's connor barket and mo omonode are set to compete this evening ..
It's the first time the red devils have had two state qualifiers in school history ..
Omonode started wrestling just two years ago ..
The junior took up the sport to help him grow as a football player ..
And as a result ..
The standout defensive lineman has landed seven division i offers.
But he's also enjoying a ton of success on the mat ..
In fact, the heavyweight is undefeated this year and coming off a first place finish at semi- state ..
Omonode now has an opportunity to win a state title ..
What's most impressive ..
Omonode is far from reaching his full potential.
Connor barket: i don't think i've seen mo wrestle his best match yet.
That's the thing with him is all the papers say he gets better each week and it's cliche, but it's extremely true.
Those kids down the state have never wrestled.
I don't think they know what they're in for.
I haven't seen anyone come close to taking him down.
Rick roseman: he's studying wrestling.
He's learning wrestling so it's exciting to see how quickly he is progressing through guys that have wrestled their whole lives to never make it to where mo is at.
It speaks to his work ethic, his athleticism.
He's just a beat.
Mo omonode: i feel like i have a high ceiling.
I don't think i'm close to where i can be yet.
I feel like the good thing about starting late is it's every single day i'm learning something new.
It's the end of the season i'm going to give it everything i have.
I just got to go hard like it's nothing to lose.
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