The Warsaw Wrestling team traveled to Wawasee Saturday to compete in the host’s November Super Duals. The Tigers picked up just one win as a team on the day, but had a solid showing against a very solid field.
In the opening round of the day Warsaw took on the eventual tournament champions – Wawasee. Warsaw won just two head-to-head matchups in the dual. Jose Martinez picked up a tech fall at 113 pounds, and Jose Grimmett at 145 battled out a 2-0 decision.
Round two was a tightly contested loss to Eastside. Jacob Bass, Jose Grimmett, and Brock Hueber each picked up wins in the early stages of the dual. Three consecutive pins by Jose Martinez, Andrew Ross, and Isaiah Owens in the 113, 120, 126 matches gave the Tigers a late 35-30 lead. However, Eastside responded with two pins of their own to close out the team score at 42-35.
Round three paired the Tigers with a tough Mishawaka team. Warsaw again was unable to generate team points, winning only two of the individual matchups. Jose Grimmett opened the scoring with a pin in the opening match and Jacob Bass closed the dual with a pin.
Warsaw finally broke through in the win column against West Noble in round 4. The Tigers opened with pins at 160 and 170 by Brandon Estepp and Josh Pelfrey. Brock Hueber took a forfeit at 182 to extend the lead to 18-0 early. The next points for Warsaw came from Griffin Reed who pinned his opponent in the 285 pound class. Andrew Ross had an impressive 12-2 major decision to add to the scoring at 120 pounds. Brock Hogenson and Austin Brown picked up huge pins for Warsaw at 132 and 138 to seal the team score. Jose Grimmett then finished the scoring by earning a tech fall to push the team score to 45 – 27 for the Tigers.
In the final round of the day, Warsaw was defeated by Anderson. Brock Hueber picked up the first points for the Tigers with a pin at 182 pounds. Kyle Miller picked up a forfeit at 220 pounds. Warsaw’s next win came at 132 pounds from Brock Hogenson. A late run from 145-152-160 by Jacob Bass, Jose Grimmett, and Brandon Estepp wasn’t enough to close the gap in the team score.
Individual standouts on the day for Warsaw were Jose Grimmett (Sr. 152), Brock Hueber (Jr. 182), Jacob Bass (So. 145), Brandon Estepp (So. 160), Brock Hogenson (Jr. 132), Andrew Ross (Fr. 120), and Jose Martinez (So. 113).
Grimmett went 5-0 with a pin and two tech-falls to earn weight class champion at 152.
Hueber and Bass were both 3-2. All three wins for Bass were by pinfall. Hueber earned two pins and collected a forfeit.
Estepp, Hogenson, Ross, and Martinez each went 2-3 on the day.
Warsaw is back in action on Tuesday, November 27 against Elkhart Memorial.
Wrestling is scheduled to start at 6:45 in the Tiger Den with JV action taking place first.
Round 1: Wawasee 67, Warsaw 8
Round 2: Eastside 42, Warsaw 35
Round 3: Mishawaka 68, Warsaw 12
Round 4: Warsaw 45, West Noble 27
Round 5: Anderson 44, Warsaw 33