Through all the ups and downs of the Calexico High wrestling team in recent years, there has been one constant that seemingly has been the heart and soul of the team.
Through the team's struggles and successes, 154-pounder Harry Ramirez has been a cornerstone in everything the Bulldogs have accomplished.
Last week Ramirez added to his resume with two more Imperial Valley League victories in a tri-meet against Holtville and Palo Verde on Wednesday, then followed that Saturday by taking first place in his weight class at the Helix High tournament in La Mesa, going 4-0 with three pins.
While the six victories in the four-day span were impressive, for the 18-year-old senior it was all just part of his training for the bigger prize down the road.
"All that was just preparation for CIF. At the Helix tournament I was able to see some of the San Diego Section wrestlers that I'll be going against at CIF and more than anything, it just made me aware of them," said Ramirez. "But my main goal this year is to make it to state. I know it'll be hard, but I also know that it is possible."