A recap of the wrestling season

Alexia Smith

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“Take a strong wrestler, get them tired, and they aren’t as strong. Take a quick wrestler, get them tired, and they aren’t as quick. Take a technical wrestler, get them tired, and they aren’t as technical. No matter what kind of wrestler, everyone is afraid of getting tired. It’s those who learn to perform when they’re tired that find success.”

-J. Robinson

 

Area:

106 Wallace Doyle 2nd place, 113 Pierre Dowling 1st, 120 Brandon Dowling 1st, 126 Nathan Jones 3rd, 132 Xavier Ansley 4th, 152 Chandler Lopez 3rd, 160 Javon Torrence 4th, 170 DonTrez Hightower 4th, 195 Deon Kleckley 3rd, 285 Jared Baker 3rd.

“I am very excited to be going to sections this year.” Jared Baker says, “ I am confident in our ability to perform extremely well and qualify to go to state next week.”

With hearts beating as fast as a cougars, they left on Febuary 7th, to see who qualifies at State, practicing all night. They got up bright and early on Febuary 8th, to head of the Competition. Who has what it takes?  Who is going to break? Who is going to get to the edge, ready to quit, then give it a final push and pin their opponent?

“There are no losers in wrestling, there are winner’s and learners.” At some point every wrestler has a chance to be in both categories, that is how they become  better individuals.

Sectionals:

113 Pierre Dowling 4th place, and 120 Brandon Dowling 4th place both made past sectionals.

Coach Patton’s look on this season was short and sweet, “I am very proud of how we have done this year, but there is still room for improvement.”

After not making it to State last year Brandon Dowling was very excited about making it to State this year, he was upset with himself about not placing at State, since that was his goal. “I had it the whole time, then he flipped me on my back!” Although he beat himself up for a little bit afterwards, he is looking at the bright side. “I have two more years, I will get it next year!”

No-one from Cross Creek made it to Nationals, but they all tried their hardest. Everyone has their strong points and their weak. After this years wrestling season they all know what areas they need to work on to be better and the best they can be next year. Let’s Go Mathogs!