The Warsaw wrestling team faced the Goshen Redhawks on Thursday night in the Tiger Den.
Goshen’s veteran team was able to handle the Tiger squad and defeated them by a score of 56-12.
Warsaw was able to collect wins in the 152, 182, and 195 weight classes.
Warsaw’s first win of the night came from Jose Grimmett at 152. Grimmett bumped up to help the team fill the lineup and was able to control the tempo and scoring of his match against Noah Shively, ultimately earning a 10-4 victory. Grimmett’s ability to change direction and earn takedowns proved to be the deciding factor in the match as the junior was able to earn three takedowns and earned late nearfall points as well.
At 182, Grayson Drudge worked his way to a decisive 12-5 win over Jude Fitzgerald. Drudge wrestled one of his better matches from his feet and grabbed 5 takedowns before controlling the match from the top.
Warsaw’s other victory on the night came from Brock Hueber at 195, as Goshen forfeited the weight class.
Several other wrestlers continued to show improvement in tightly contested matches.
At 160, Brandon Estepp bumped from his normal 152 spot. The freshman got behind early and trailed 6-2 in the middle of the second period. During the third period, Estepp earned a takedown to tie the match and released his opponent to try to win in regulation. Unfortunately he was unable to earn another takedown and lost by a 7-6 score.
Another tight match came from the big guys in the gym as Dillon Estepp and Steven Worlds battled it out at 285. Estepp had what looked like a great throw for a takedown at the edge of the mat, but it was instead called out of bounds. Several attempts at takedowns and positioning back and forth kept the score tight, but in the end Estepp dropped a 1-0 decision.
Several Tiger wrestlers will travel to Woodlan on Saturday to compete in their individual tournament. The team will be back on Wednesday for Senior Night in the Tiger Den against Concord.
120: Kevin Cruz (GOSH) over Fernando Niebbia (WARS) (MD 10-1)
126: Braxton Rodriguez (GOSH) over Chris McAfoose (WARS) (Fall 1:31)
132: Christian Santos (GOSH) over Brock Hogenson (WARS) (Fall 1:02)
138: Colin Fletcher (GOSH) over Austin Brown (WARS) (Fall 0:59)
145: Noah Caouette (GOSH) over Cesar Lara (WARS) (Fall 0:46)
152: Jose Grimmett (WARS) over Noah Shively (GOSH) (Dec 10-4)
160: Rene Gutierrez (GOSH) over Brandon Estepp (WARS) (Dec 7-6)
170: Daniel Hidalgo (GOSH) over Andrew Owens (WARS) (MD 11-3)
182: Grayson Drudge (WARS) over Jude Fitzgerald (GOSH) (Dec 12-5)
195: Brock Hueber (WARS) over Forfeit Forfeit (GOSH) (For.)
220: Zachary Pena (GOSH) over Gavin Truex (WARS) (Fall 3:30)
285: Steven Worlds (GOSH) over Dillon Estepp (WARS) (Dec 1-0)
106: Fernando Flores (GOSH) over Isaiah Owens (WARS) (Fall 1:21)
113: Rasheek Bonds (GOSH) over Jose Martinez (WARS) (Fall 3:09)