Titan wrestling lose season opener to Mt. Carmel

Boys wrestling started off their season at Mt. Carmel on Thursday, December 5th. It was a “bumpy” start to the season. With the first dual being the first lost. Formal student at north posey Antwan Sorrell moved to Gibson and is now wrestling 126 for the Titans but was unfortunaly unallowed to wrestle at this meet due to the fat test (indicated how much you can cut for a certain amount of time) that all wrestles must take at the beginning of the season, but in fact will be wrestling in upcoming varsity matches. 

“Over all the team did good, if we were to have a full lineup than I think the results would’ve been different. We gave up four forfeits. Those weights being 106, 113, 120, and 126.” Assistant coach Todd Polen said. 

The score was 29-42. The dual meet started off at weight 138, Christian Polen, where he started off the Titans season with a tech fall.

 The Titans had a “major” win at weight 152, Owen Bryant with a 8-3 win against Mt. Carmels Chevy Woods. Chevy previously placed third at state in Illinois and has placed the past two years. Him and Owen battled it out for six straight minutes. I high paced match where it went back and forth. At the end of the first period the score was 3-2 Owen, they then ended up being tied 3-3 at the end of the second round. The third and final round is when Owen jumped ahead inscore, both wrestlers going for the win in a head to head battle With 25 seconds left in the match, Owen throws Chevy to his back and holding him there for the rest of the period. Owen got two points for a take down and three more points for a near fall.  

 The Titans had three pins in under 20 seconds, Seth Davenport(182Lbs), Logan Fauquher(195Lbs), and Macray Robinson(220Lbs). There were three matches that lasted the full six minutes. Those matches being at 152 Owen Bryant, 160, Brock Fauquher, and at heavyweight Aaron Brievogel. 

”As a team we wrestled well. Had some really good matches and got to see what each individual needs to work on.” Head coach DG Asay said.