Our boys wrestled very tough against more experienced wrestlers. The first match was @ 170 lbs, Gerlins Marcano, an 8th grader wrestling against Tyson Reed. Tyson was able to score a single leg take down for 2 points and then a cradle pinning combination with one minute into the first period.
Our next wrestler Leo Polk had a big win at 125 lbs against Mestre from Nobles. Leo gave up a double leg take down in the first period and later evened the score with a reverse for 2 points.
In the second period we chose to wrestle from the top position so that we might have a chance to wear out the opponent in order to score either a pin or at least a few back points. Leo was able to then level out the score by reversing his position making the score 4-4 and ultimately pinning his man with an inside cradle.
The next match was Ben Campbell against Ruben from Park. The match was quickly underway with a double leg take down for 2 points for Ruben. Ben scored with an escape for one point, but gave up another take down bringing the score to 4-1 Ruben, who eventually got a tough pin with 1:30 into the first.
Jackson Wu wrestled at 100 lbs against Taylor another Park wrestler. Taylor scored first off of a shot that Jackson took but got stuck and scored an escape for 1point making the score 2-1 Taylor. In the next Period we chose top because Jackson was the more aggressive wrestler so we hoped he would get a pin. Taylor pulled out an escape and brought the score to 4-1 Taylor by the end of the second. In the 3rd period Taylor took top, Wu escaped making the score 4-2 Taylor. Jackson should have been awarded points for a legitimate take down on the edge of Parks dwarfed wrestling ring but the ref ruled out of bounds. Unfortunately in the end the match went to Park.
Gerlins Marcano wrestled his 2nd match against Hazard from Nobles. Mercano took a shot at the legs and hazard scored on this attempt for 2 points. Hazard scored an additional 3 points by nearfall and then 4 points with a second nearfall situation and ended the match 9-0 Hazard.
William french wrestled a stocky 130 lb’r and scored a take down in the first period with a duck under to a back trip, he pinned his wrestler in a minute and 5 seconds.
Pablo fiori wrestled a tough match but lost closely at 6 – 2 decision to Hessler from St Sebastians.