"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, January 15, 2008

Week 5 Results

Chagrin Falls Results:

Our team first took on Independence from the CVC before the host Tigers on their parents night. We defeated Independence by the score of 38-35. We only won 4 of 11 head-to-head matches against them. However, they forfeited 3 weight classes thus allowing us to squeak by with a win.

Against the host team we won convincingly by the score of 78-6. We only lost one match on the night. Chagrin is having a down year in numbers and are dealing with many injuries. As a result, they had to forfeit 7 weight classes. In the other 7 matches that were wrestled, we were victorious in 6 of them, all by pins.

L.E.L. Duals Results:

We took a undefeated dual meet record into the L.E.L.'s hoping to win the league for the first time in 22 years. In the opening match, we defeated a full Admiral King squad by the score of 39-27. They had finished 3rd in the L.E.L. a year ago.
In the second match we were beaten by the defending L.E.L. champion Bedford Bearcats by the score of 42-34. We had a good chance for the upset with some big early wins, however, bonus points are what hurt us the most. Bonus points are extra points over a decision. A decision is winning by 1 to 7 over the opponent. Those are 3 team points. A major decision is 4 team points, a technical fall is 5 team points, and pins are 6 points. We unfortunately gave up too many pins in our losses. Of the 14 matches wrestled, we went 7-7. So you see the bonus points really sunk us.
We bounced back in the next two matches to take out Warrensville Heights and Shaw by the combined score of 126-22. As a result, we finished second in the league.
Even though we did not accomplish our team goal, some individuals made the All-L.E.L. team. Ibrahim Shafau, William Wilburn, Ronnie Adkins, and Dustin Cromie made 1st team by going 4-0. Anthony Thomas, Landel Carter, Jacob Perpar, Anthony Black, and Brandon Eggleston made 2nd team. That makes 9, of the 13 wrestlers we brought, all league. Congrats.

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