FOREST CITY | The Forest City High School wrestling team is looking toward a brighter future.

The Indians finished 2016-17 with a 1-19 record but now "we are a lot better than last year," said Evan Larson, one of six seniors on this year's squad.

More kids went out for wrestling this year, according to Larson. 

Another senior, Dylan Jenkins, said the team has a lot fewer open weight classes this season, and might even have them all filled soon. 

"We work hard all the time," Larson said.

The hard work is paying off.

Forest City went 2-0 as a team in a home triangular on Dec. 13. Eight Indians went undefeated on the night.

Later that week Forest City took fourth place at the North Polk Comet Invitational.

Senior Will Kirschbaum said "finishing matches and staying focused" are important for the Indians.

Jenkins said it's crucial that "the young guys all keep wrestling and not quit."

As for individual goals, several seniors are hoping to make it to district or state competition.

Jenkins said his goal is to "just not lose."

Larson said he wants this year's team to be remembered for "how difficult we were to beat."

"If you can beat us," Jenkins added.