Titan wrestlers take first win against Princeton

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Titan wrestlers take first win against Princeton

Christian Polen, Reporter

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The Titan wrestlers debuted at home with a meet against county rival Princeton. The Titans caged the Tigers, giving up only one match among three forfeits.

The Titans defended their home mat on senior night with a score of 58-18. 

Wrestling started with junior Seth Davenport at 170 pounds. Davenport made short work of his match, securing the pin in the first period. This set the tone for the night, as the Titans racked up win after win. Gibson Southern secured nine pins, one major decision and lost one match.

The outstanding match of the evening was junior Christian Polen at 138 pounds. Polen bumped up a weight class to wrestle Princeton’s 145 pounder. Polen wrestled the full six minutes, holding his opponent scoreless. Polen left the mat with a 10-0 major decision.

“I was a little nervous because I knew we had three forfiets and were giving them points,” head coach D.G. Asay said. “Polen’s match is what we were looking forward to: someone bigger and good to push him in a match.”

Senior Macray Robinson leads the wrestling team in season points. He added another six tallies against Princeton.

As a testament to his abilities, Robinson took less than 30 seconds to pin the Tigers’ 220 pound wrestler. 

“Mac is definitely on a roll,” Asay said. “I love it! I hope he keeps it going all year”

Robinson is 5-0 and has all pins so far this season, accruing 30 total team points by himself. Robinson is using this momentum to lead the team in the positive direction.

“It feels good being a captain and being a senior; I take it as my job to get the team as many points as I can,” Robinson said.

Three other wrestlers kept their perfect seasons alive during the Princeton meet. Polen, junior Owen Bryant at 152 and junior Logan Fauquher at 195.

The Princeton meet is the first win for the Titan grapplers, having previously lost to Mt. Carmel and securing runner up at the Warrior Invitational at North Knox High School. Lacking a full roster for all weight classes, resulting in forfeits, is part of the reason the Titans have come up short at meets.

The wrestlers travel to Tell City today for the two-day PAC duals.