The Warsaw Wrestling Team battled their way to a thrilling come-from-behind victory against Concord on Wednesday night. Trailing 27-19 with three matches to go, the Tigers picked up two pins and a down to the wire decision to earn a 34-27 win.
Warsaw picked up important decision points in some tightly contested matches from Isaiah Owens, Jose Grimmett, Brandon Estepp, and Angel Mendez.
The Tigers also got important bonus points from Brock Hogenson with a major decision and Jose Martinez via forfeit, while Jayton Brock and Brock Hueber picked up pins.
Concord started the night out at 6-0 with a pin at 285.
A double forfeit at 106 and a Jose Martinez win by forfeit tied the score.
Warsaw was able to keep things close at 120, but Concord regained the lead at 9-6.
Isaiah Owens was the next Tiger to pick up a win. After taking the lead in the second period of his 126 pound match, he controlled the pace and extended his lead to win 9-4.
Brock Hogenson took control of the match early at 132 and continued to build. HIs 12-3 victory by major decision put Warsaw ahead 13-9.
Concord won by pin at 138 and 145 to go ahead 21-13.
At 152 pounds, Jose Grimmett pulled off a 5-1 decision to close the gap and Brandon Estepp came from behind to pick up a tight 4-3 win.
Concord earned their final team points of the night with a pin at 170 to go ahead 27-19. From there it was all Warsaw.
Jayton Brock moved up to 182 and hammered down a second-period pinfall.
Angel Mendez wrestled in a heart-stopping scramble of big bodies. A late takedown secured a 5-4 win and picked up 3 more team points to put the Tigers ahead 28-27.
In the final match of the night, Brock Hueber secured the team victory with a first-period pin.
The win puts the Tigers’ final record at 13-8 and 4-3 in the NLC.
Warsaw will compete in the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament at Plymouth on Saturday.