Getting wins for the Eagles were Sam Siddons in the 182 lbs. weight class pinned, Brian Richardson in the 195 lbs. weight class pinned, Jason Nicodemus in the 220 lbs. weight class with a forfeit, Chase Downing in the 126 lbs. weight class with a forfeit, Shane Shroyer in the 132 lbs. weight class pinned, Brandon Wormcastle in the 145 lbs. weight class pinned, Joey Heaton in the 152 lbs. weight class with a major decision, and Travis Glick in the 160 lbs. weight class pinned.
“The highlight of the Eastside match for me was Braydon Shivley,” explained Coach Riesen.
“Even though he lost 9-4, he fought off of his back to make sure that he didn’t give up a late pin.”
“The dual meet score was finished by that point and Braydon had fought hard for three periods when he was put to his back. A lot of guys would have given up at that point, but he fought through it, and showed the mentality that we are pushing our kids to have.”
The Eagles then traveled to Central Noble on Thursday night. The Eagles were victorious 64-18.
“The difference in our scores this week in large part came to our ability to continue to fight through adversity this week and not give up pins,” stated Coach Riesen. “Not giving up pins makes a huge difference for our team. We have a good core of guys that we can depend on for wins, but when a couple of them get beat, we need to make sure that they don’t lose by pin. As a team we can afford to give up three, we cannot afford to give up six.”
Getting wins for Churubusco was Grant Sturgis in 126 lbs. weight class with a forfeit, Downing in the 132 lbs. weight class with a forfeit, Shroyer pinned in the 138 lbs. weight class, Wormcastle won by major decision in the 145 lbs. weigh class, Heaton in the 152 lbs. weight class received a forfeit, Glick pinned in the 106 lbs. weight class, Caleb Partin received a forfeit in the 170 lbs. weight class, Shively pinned in the 182 lbs. weight class, Nicodemus in the 220 lbs. weight class pinned, Richardson received a forfeit in 220 lbs. and Gunnar Barnhart received a pin in 285 lbs. weight class.
“We are always looking to continue to see improvements during the season,” said Coach Riesen.
“We wrestled much better this week, than we did last weekend. We hope we can get our team to continue to grow, and peak as a team next week at the team state.”