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Mustang’s Daegan Reyes Athlete Spotlight Presented by Aaron Ruiz Shelter Insurance

Daegan Reyes 

Mustang High School 

Wrestlers are a different breed of athlete. To be willing to put your body and mind through the rigors of workouts and practice means you are willing to accept that every time you step on the mat you are competing in a one-on-one match with no help. 

Mustang High School wrestler Daegan Reyes has spent a lifetime on the mat. Starting when he was three years old, Reyes has wrestled for 13 years and is now working to become a state champion. 

“My personal goals are to become a state champ, and to improve overall. So far, I’ve wrestled at 157-pounds. For state, I plan on cutting to 150-pounds,” said Reyes. 

For Daegan, representing Mustang High and competing with his teammates in duals is what it’s all about. 

“Since my freshman year, the team has changed a lot with a new coach. I think it has changed for the better, we’ve all grown closer with the new staff, making us a better team overall,” said Reyes. “Being a Mustang wrestler to me means a lot, my brother wrestled for Mustang. I’ve lived here my whole life, so it means a lot to me to continue the tradition. I’d like my class to be remembered as hardworking and always improving.” 

The work it takes to be a decent wrestler is astonishing, but to be at the level of a state champion is unmeasurable. It’s a fact not lost on Reyes, which is why he embraces the work.

“I enjoy wrestling against good competition and improving my skills by learning new moves,” said Reyes. 

While Reyes is still considering his options after high school, he does plan on majoring in business. When he’s not on the mat you can find Reyes watching wrestling and spending time with friends and family. 

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