GRAPPLING BEARS MAKING PROGRESS AND REMEMBER TO VOTE

REMEMBER to vote either at http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/sports/game_of_week/vote or text LANDON to 29473. The Bears are currently #1, but there are 4 more days of voting.

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FROM COACH KATZ–

 

Last week was a busy week for the Bear wrestlers. The team wrestled St. Alban’s on Wednesday, and then Bullis and Paul VI on Friday. Here are some of the highlights of each match.

 

On Wednesday, the Bulldogs of St. Albans’ experience prevailed over the young spirited Bears. Although many of the matches were close, we only managed to win 4 of the 14 matches. Luckily, Jackson Howard was able to join back into the line-up. He has been recovering over a month due to an injury. Chris Colleton (106) earned his first varsity victory on the mat. He won 12-6. Rob Adkins (113) earned a forfeit. Jarett Witzal (132) earned a decision by 7-1. Andrew Mitchell earned a pin in the third period. The final score was Landon 18, St. Alban’s 48.

 

On Friday, the young Bears bounced back with a WIN over the Bulldogs of Bullis. While we split 7 and 7 in matches, the Bears were victorious  because freshman Julius Kindfuller (126) worked hard in his match. Even though he lost, he kept the match close and lost only by decision. The Bears earned the majority of their points by forfeits through our strength of our line-up; Jack Albrittain (132), Jarett Witzal (138), Jack Feldman (145), Seth Kaplow (152) and Jackson Howard (182). The victory rested on the shoulders of several freshmen, two who stepped up and pinned their opponents to seal the victory. Chris Kirtley (170) and Justin Moore (195) handled their foes with ease and pinned in the first and second periods, respectively. Worth noting, Jonathan Holland got his first Varsity match under his belt and wrestled well against an experienced wrestler. Senior Taylor Greene wrestled extremely well in his match. His opponent has done very well this year and is ranked second in the league. Taylor took him to triple overtime and lost after 7 minutes and 20 seconds of wrestling. Hopefully, Taylor will get another chance in the IAC tournament coming up next weekend.

In our final match on Friday night, we faced a tough Paul VI team. We lost the match 55-24, but again, the young Bears fought hard in every match. We had victories from Justin Moore and Jules Desroches (220) who both earned pins in exciting matches. In addition, Rob Adkins and Jack Gilbert both earned forfeits for the team.

 

Our next and final dual is on Tuesday at St. Stephen’s St. Agnes. Wish us luck as we take on the Saints who are currently in 2nd place in the IAC.

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