Wrestling pins Dan River; Loses to Chatham

Coach Ed Ott

Last week we faced two fierce competitors, Chatham and Dan River High Schools. Both tough teams.

Even after giving up an extra six team points for a forfeit in a weight class, we beat Dan River 48 – 30. Weber, Slay, Spangler and Luckett walked away with a pin under their belt and a beaming smile. Decker and Englander fought tooth and nail to the very end and came out victorious. Richardson had an exhibition match (does not count as varsity but provides experience) and lasted the whole match but lost by a single point. He is confident that he will do better next time.

Chatham High School was much tougher. The scoreboard did not favor us in the slightest but our guys bravely faced much more experienced wrestlers and kept their opponents at bay very well before getting pinned in complicated moves they have never seen before. As coach, I am proud of their performance regardless of what the scoreboard says.

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