(THE NEWS/files)                                The wrestling team at MRSS has long used the annex to train.

(THE NEWS/files) The wrestling team at MRSS has long used the annex to train.

Letter: ‘Save annex for MRSS athletes’

‘Wouldn’t have success without it.’

Editor, The News:

Re: Letter: ‘MRSS wrestling saved me.’

For many years, I was a coach of track and field at Maple Ridge secondary.

Every winter training, our team used the annex for plyometrics, tumbling and even gymnastics as preparation for the next athletic season. We shared the annex with different teams and the wrestling team was one of them.

I have to give my congratulations to Payten Smith and her former coach, Bill McCrae, for inspiring students to participate in the wrestling program and for their achievements.

Without the annex, MRSS would not have this successful team.

I think that the annex should be saved for the next generation of athletes and other amazing programs.

Jiri Novy

Maple Ridge