Cheyenne, Wyo.- East's wrestling team is coming off an historic season. The T-birds captured its first state title in 53 years - their second title in program history.
Although the T-birds lose six seniors, they return six veterans to the team.
Senior Shawn Smith says the biggest challenge so far has been integrating the freshman on to the team.
"The biggest challenge for sure has just been getting these underclassman adjusted to the program and how we run things but this upcoming freshman and underclassman group just in general have been doing great and been working real hard," said Smith.
The Thunderbirds open up the season on Friday as the team hosts The Charlie Lake Invitational.