Titan wrestlers challenge Huskies and Marauders in trio meet

After wins against both North and Mt. Vernon the year before, the Titan wrestlers hoped to repeat as victors in a unique trio meet on Saturday, January 18. 

Originally, the grapplers were supposed to wrestle the teams on different days earlier that week, but moved them both to the same day. This reduced the number of days the boys had to make weight for their respective classes.

The first dual of the day was the Titans against the Huskies. The boys took their first team loss to the Huskies with a score of 41-32.

“We lost two matches that we were ahead in, but made mistakes in both of them,” head coach DG Asay said. “We also had lost two team points due to a wrestler throwing his head gear on and off the mat.”

The Titans then rested as Mt. Vernon and North wrestled, where Mt. Vernon took its first win of the day.

The last round of the day was another loss for the Titans, as Mt. Vernon took its second win of the day. Gibson Southern scored won in several weight classes: 126, 132, 152, 182, 195, 220 and heavy weight. However, those points were not enough to favor Gibson Southern.

“Every individual has been improving,” assistant coach Todd Polen said. “We have been more conditioned than most other teams, but we don’t have it together as a team. Our wrestlers have been psyching themselves out before their matches, causing them to lose matches that they should win or come close to at least. We just don’t have enough motivation going around the room as we should.”

This weekend put more wins on the leading records of some wrestlers. 

132 (Christian Polen) with a record of 3 loses and 30 plus wins. 152 (Owen Bryant) with a record of 4 loses and 30 plus wins. 220 (Macray Robinson) with 2 loses and 30 plus wins. Polen is holding the most wins this season and Macray holding the best win loss record and most pins resulting in most team points. Owen Bryant has 4 loses, two of which were to the same kid who is ranked second in the state. Landon Hoover is also up there with 4 loses and 25 plus wins. Owen and Landon continue to challenge each other for most takedowns in a season.