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South Tama 7th 8th wrestlers open season at West Marshall

December 13, 2013
By Coach Steve Chyma , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The 7th & 8th grade wrestlers had their 1st meet of the season on Thursday, Dec. 5. The meet was held at West Marshall Middle School with a total of five schools participating.

We have a mixture of

wrestlers on the squad this year consisting of kids that have lots of experience, some with little experience and some that are new to the sport. The kids have been working really hard for this 1st meet and it showed.

The individual results were: Gabe Backen 2-0 ,Jackson Beltz 1-1, Taylor Bolt 1-1, Drake Crawford 2-0, Dallas Horne 1-1, Cael Kellogg 1-1, Daniel Ochoa 0-2, Tanner Probasco 2-0, Dalton Rosenburger 2-0, Rian Simpson 2-0, Josh Theisen 1-1, Colton Vest 3-0, Tanner Walz 1-1. There were a total of 27 matches. The Trojans won 19 and only lost 8. Out of the 19 wins, 15 of them were by pins. I am very pleased with how the season is starting off. The kids are great student athletes who are willing to put in the hard work, sacrifice and dedication that it takes to be Trojan athletes. We practice hard.

We compare stepping on the mat everyday to going to work. When we step on the mat, we go to work, pushing ourselves to our limits, getting the most out of the time that we have each day.

Our focus on conditioning and aggressiveness. We want to be able to outwork and to be mentally tougher than our opponents. This group of young men has a lot of potential and I expect to see good things from them on and off the mat.

Next up for the Trojans is a home meet Friday, Dec. 13.

Come out and support the Trojan wrestlers.



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