Slow Start Leads To Success For The Wrestling Team

Slow start but an accelerated finish.

The wrestling team hosted a tournament with schools like North Bullitt, Bullitt Central, Spencer County, South Oldham and Anderson County in which they came up short from the victory. 

The team had a rough start but picked up the pace as the day went by. They feel that they put up a strong performance but could have done better. Their expectations for the rest of the season are still high. 

The team started the day with a match against South Oldham. They were able to win a few rounds with wins from senior Matthew Hendricks, freshman Nate Goff and freshman Bryant Faucett. The team ended up losing this matchup, but came out with very key takeaways. 

In a much-improved performance in the next round against Bullitt Central, they took their first win of the day with sophomore Matthew Cain playing a role in their success. He sets goals for himself and is always looking for ways that he can improve his skill set. “As a team we did okay. I, myself, need to hit the gym and get stronger,” Cain said. This is just one of the many ways the team is reflecting on this past weekend. 

The team also went on to pick up wins against North Bullitt and Spencer County.

With a majority of the season still to come, the wrestlers have maintained their goals that they had set for themselves from the second the season started. Cain said, “My expectations for the rest of the season is for us as a team to get stronger and more aggressive. Hopefully some of us will be able to go to state.” Even through some adversity at the beginning of the tournament, the team was able to stay on track and keep their goals in front of them. 

The team’s next event will be a tournament Feb. 6 at North Oldham High School.