Several winter sports jump started their season at Cody High School over the last month. Both nordic and alpine skiing, and boys and girls basketball began on Nov. 11. Wrestling started on Nov. 19, boys swimming on Nov. 26 and indoor track on Nov. 31.
Swimming head coach Jason Koperski has been in this position for two years. “We have a lot of potential,” he said. “We have a bigger team than we have in previous years.” Koperski held several school records when he swam for Cody. His younger brother Brian still holds the school record for both the 100 yard breaststroke and the 200 yard individual medley.
Nordic Skiing, one of the smallest sports at CHS, is coached by Joanna Rau. CHS is one of the only schools in the state that offers Nordic Skiing as a sport.
Rick Stonehouse fills the shoes as alpine skiing head coach. This team is the only one that practices and competes out of state.
Wrestling is coached by Trev Wood. Last year the wrestling team had their best state finish in 50 years. Much of that success was due to Dan and Charlie Beaudrie who both won state in their respective weight classes. “[We are most excited for] our returning wrestlers and we also have freshmen with a lot of experience so those two groups are going to be really interesting,” said Wood.
Boys basketball head Coach kraft has been coaching at CHS for five years, and this year the team made the move up to 4A. “We’re excited for the speed and physicality that 4A haves in relation to 3A, and I think it will make us a better team,” Kraft said. Tim Vannoy is the head girls basketball coach. Both teams are slated to play home games this Friday, Dec. 14.
Indoor track’s head coach is Brett Inghdal. The team consists of a lot of returning talent from last year as well as plenty of promising new faces.