Coach Gary Almquist checked inside the Corona del Mar High wrestling room Thursday. He wanted to make sure the heater was running.
He was getting the room ready for Cody Forrest.
The 215-pounder was on his way to campus for a light workout in the afternoon before taking off for his next tournament.
The temperature inside the room gets as high as 85 degrees. While it is warm inside, Forrest said he is losing the burning desire to continue with the sport.
Wrestlers competing around this time of the year usually want to keep going because they have worked so hard to get to this point. Forrest is the lone CdM wrestler at today's CIF Southern Section Masters Meet in Temecula Valley.
Whether the junior returns to the Sea Kings' program next season depends on how he does at the two-day tournament.
"I'm not 100% positive yet," Forrest said of next season because he "gets burned out sometimes" with wrestling.