The 7th and 8th grade South Tama wrestlers traveled to Eldora on Thursday, Jan. 9, hoping to continue their quest to be the best.
I knew that the meet was going to be a tough one. It's always a challenge coming off Christmas break not having much mat time to get ready for the first meet back. We had a practice on Wednesday that wasn't so great. The kids were sluggish and not very focused.
After getting re-focused by match time, we knew what we had to do and was looking forward to the battle ahead. From the time that we stepped on mat, I knew the kids were ready. They had the eye of the tiger look back and it showed all night.
We wrestled 32 matches, winning 24 with 18 by pins and only losing 8.
Individual results were: Gabe Backen 2-1, Jackson Beltz 2-0, Taylor Bolt 1-1, Drake Crawford 2-1, Dallas Horne 2-1, Cael Kellogg, 1-2, Daniel Ochoa 1-0, Tanner Probasco 1-1, Dalton Rosenburg 2-0, Rian Simpson 3-0, Josh Theissen 2-1, Colten Vest 3-0 and Tanner Walz 2-0.
I was very pleased with the way we battled tonight. The kids have a lot of fight. They are always positive and coachable which allows them to be in every match.
We still have work to do and are not completely satisfied with where we are at right now.