Viking of the Match
Ben Schiffer (aka Thor)
Patriot Turkey Clash
Corban "Utah" Barton
Corban delivered an outstanding performance at the Turkey Clash winning the 113# weight class. This was his first ever weight class win at an Individual Tournament. He went 3-0 all wins by Fall. Corban fought through a couple tough matches and showed a great fighting spirit.
Mason Wagner Duels
Without a true Heavyweight available for the tournament Robert was asked to step up a weight class. Wrestling at a flat 200 pounds, he was outweighed by as much as 63 pounds in one match. Not only did he step-up for the team, he won his first Varsity match, and ultimately delivered in a big way by going 4-1 on the day! Job well done!!
Great job of wrestling a full match (plus a little extra time). Kilby kept a calm head, wrestled smart, and outlasted his opponent. He came from behind to tie the score at near full time and then followed with a takedown in overtime!
Battle at the Beach
Asef went 8-0 over the holiday break. This included a conference win at Laney HS followed by 7-0 at the Blood Pernu Memorial Duals. At the Duals, Asef defeated two state ranked wrestlers. Asef, the nose guard on Hoggard’s football team, is just starting to round into wrestling form after having started the wrestling season very late following Hoggard football’s run to the state championship game.
Mack went 3-1 on the day with wins by Decision, Major Decision, and Fall. His loss was a hard fought close Decision. The highlight of the day coming when he upset a 2022-23 State Qualifier. Well done! Mack has made outstanding progress as only a second year wrestler. Coach Peers, "This kid doesn't complain, studies the game, and is always looking for opportunities to improve." Couldn't ask for more!