When it comes to Mosley wrestling, Senior Forrest Lang has left his mark. For the fourth straight season, Forrest qualified for the State Tournament, and although he fell short of a State Championship, he says there's nothing but good memories when he looks back at his time wrestling as a Dolphin.
"It's kind of hard to believe that I'm done with high school wrestling," he said. "It's all I really remember from High School. It's all I've ever really done."
What Forrest has done is incredible, as he's a four-time State Qualifier, a one-time Regional Champ, and a four-time District Champion. Although Forrest fell short of improving off last year's 6th place finish at State, the things he did accomplish can't be overlooked.
"When he told me that it wasn't about the wins and losses and that it was more about the fact that he never gave up throughout the four years, that was a really big statement coming from him," said Mosley head coach Matt Duke.
"State wasn't exactly what I wanted this year, but every tournament I've gone to, every year I've gone to State has been an experience for me, and I've learned from it," said Forrest.
That learning carries over to the classroom, where Forrest boasts a 4.38 GPA. But when it comes to the mats, the student has slowly turned into the teacher.
"I've wrestled a lot with the freshman, so hopefully what I've learned has passed onto the," he said. "Every time they win, I win a little bit. I'm proud for them and I'm happy."
"He's a natural leader," said coach Duke. "I came out to the team and it was like he was one of the coaches already. I knew we had a special kid. I'd heard his name over and over through the grapevine, and it was a pleasure to coach him this year."
He's a leader that's working through the offseason because although one chapter is closed, Forrest isn't ready to give up the sport just yet.
"It's kind of hard to quit once you're in," laughed Forrest.
"Whatever he does, he'll be successful," said coach Duke. "His dedication is bar none. He's going to succeed. His work ethic is outstanding."
Outstanding, kind of like his last four years at Mosley. Forrest says he's waiting to hear back from the Air Force Academy, which is his first choice for school, but he said no matter where he ends up, he plans on sticking with wrestling.