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Grapplers win one at weekend tournament
The Tri-City United Wrestling Team regained its focus on the third round of the Cannon Falls Dual meet Tournament on Saturday, Feb 2, 2013, and won 1-2 rounds.
Rochester John Marshall 40, TCU 29
Kenyon Wanamingo 46 TCU 15
Plainview Elgin Millville 30
According to TCU Coach Brian Mikel, the team went 1-2 on the day and got to see some good competition. He said the boys stumbled a bit against Kenyon, but bounced back nicely against Plainview.
“I credit our captains with getting the guys focused for that last match,” he said. “They responded with a very good performance.”
The following are individual results on the day:
106 - Justin Kopet finished 0-3 and faced some very tough competition but is getting better with each match, the coach commented.
113 - Jack Mueller finished 1-2 on the day, picking up a win against Plainveiw.
120 - Jonah Johnson ended with a 2-1 record.
“Had a very good day and picked up some valuable team points for us,” Mikel said.
126 - Levi Nelson went 2-1. Mikel said Nelson is battling a sore knee and still gutted out a couple of big wins
132- Mason Rutt went 1-2, losing a pair of very close matches.
138 - Mason Brownlee ended with 3-0. Mikel said the athlete is coming back from illness and looked very good over the weekend.
145 - Max Arroyo had a tough day going 0-3.
“Max had a tough day but wrestled well. He keeps on improving with every match,” his coach said.
152 - Josh Selly won all three of his matches. His coach said he showed great leadership and took care of business.
160 - Marko Arroyo went 1-2 on the day, getting a big pin against Plainveiw.
170 - Nicolaj Seitz won got his first varstiy win and showed great improvement at the tournament.
“He is a very coachable young man!” Mikel said.
182 - Kyle Hubert had a great day going 3-0.
“He had a big comeback victory against Kenyon, pinning his opponent after falling behind 7-1,” Mikel said.
195 - Joe Kalina lost all three of his matches. “Joe is still showing improvement and showed toughness in his matches,” the coach said.
285 - Alex Burns won one of his matches. “Alex had a couple of very tough opponents, but he continues to improve,” Mikel said.
The TCU wrestlers will hold their last meet on Friday, Feb. 8 in Montgomery. It begins at 8 p.m.