"Anybody can win the matches you can dominate, but it's the tough matches that are going to make the difference."
- Jim Zalesky, University of Iowa

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wrestlers in the news

Week 2 Results

Week Two brought us to the Riverside Rumble and a disappointing 15th place finish, out of 16 teams. The highlights were Dustin Cromie and Ronnie Adkins 3rd place finishes. Dustin had a very nice lateral drop in the finals to pin his opponent in 3:32. Ronnie once again finished 3rd in the Rumble with his 1-0 victory over his opponent from Jefferson. The only other placer was William Wilburn in 6th place. Also of note, Zak Adkins picked up his first varsity win with a :35 second pin over his opponent from Jefferson. We are next in action at Normandy's Kalin Invitational Tournament on Sat. 12/22.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Week 1 Results

Week one is in the books.

We opened with a tri-match with Shaw and Collinwood. In the first match, Collinwood defeated Shaw by the score of 48 to 25.

In the next match, we destroyed Shaw by the score of 57-21. Winning by forfeit were Payton Wainwright, Landel Carter, Tim Lake, Collin Wheeler, and Jacob Perpar. In head-to-head matches, Euclid was 4-4 against Shaw. This was due to people not at the right weights. Winning for the first time this year were Ibrahim Shafau (pin 1:52), Will Wilburn (dec. 7-4), Anthony Black (pin 1:01) and Dustin Cromie (pin :43). We will see them again at the L.E.L. duals in Bedford to improve on the head-to-head mark.

The last match of the day had us taking on Collinwood. This match had a lot of forfeits too. Picking up those were Anthony Thomas, Tim Lake, Ronnie Adkins, and Edwin Chandler. We faired better in head-to-head matches by going 6-4 against the Railroaders. Winning for the Panthers were Payton Wainwright (pin 5:48), Landel Carter (pin 3:59), Will Wilburn (pin 1:01), Collin Wheeler (last second takedown for an exciting 7-6 win), Jacob Perpar (pin 2:52), and Dustin Cromie (pin 1:59).

Next up for the Panthers is the Riverside Rumble at Painesville Riverside on Fri. and Sat. 12/14-15.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


"Most battles are won before they are fought"
-Sun Tzu

Are we prepared for Saturday? Did you do all you could in practice? Did you push yourself to the limit? Did you do five extra push-ups when all you had to do was 25? Did you run extra sprints? Did you properly hydrate yourself and watch what you ate? Did you do all that you could to prepare or did you do just enough? We will see on Saturday night.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Home Match vs. East Cleveland Shaw and Collinwood

The first match of the season will be on Saturday in the East/Boys Gym at the high school. The start time is at 7PM. Admission is $3.00 for students and $5.00 for adults. The snack bar should be open for treats and there will be programs available. There will be three matches altogether. Euclid will wrestle both Collinwood and Shaw and they will both wrestle each other. Come out and support your team as they have been practicing hard for months in anticipation for this. Go Panthers.

Also, all of Mr. Turk's classes will receive double or triple extra credit for coming to the match.


The first match is approaching fast. Wrestle-offs will be held on Wednesday Dec. 5th. Due to the urinalysis results not everybody is allowed to be at the weight they would like to be. For that reason we will have many wrestle-offs to determine our line-up. Below is a list of those competing for each weight class this first week.

103- Deangelo Motley/ Anthony Thomas/ Robert Schwartz

112- Payton Wainwright

119- Landel Carter/ Ibrahim Shafau/ Noland Renfroe

125- ?

130- Tim Lake

135- William Wilburn/ Zak Adkins/ Ken Hatten

140- Dylan Norwood/ Kevin Carney/ Collin Wheeler/ Deshonne Garrett

145- Rayshawn Abrams/ Ronnie Adkins/ Deandre Kirkwood

152- ?

160- Jacob Perpar

171- Edwin Chandler

189- Anthony Black/ Kevin Conroy/ Richard Jones/ T'Andre Smith

215- Dennis Martin/ Denzel Taylor

Hvt.- Dustin Cromie/ Brandon Eggleston/ Monte Somerville