Wrestlers prepare for Saturday’s invitational

By Tyler Coleman and Luke Geraghty

With the wrestling season in full swing, the team will have an opportunity to display its progress to their opposing schools at the FC-hosted Invitational tomorrow. Strong competition from schools such as Corydon, Seymour, Vincennes Lincoln, will require the Highlanders to bring everything they have to the mat.

Junior Ian Bagwell said the team needs to utilize offensive tactics in order to overcome their opponents.

“We all need to wrestle how we want, not how the other guy makes us,” said Bagwell.

In order to reach their intended offensive level, some rigorous performance will be necessary.

The most important element will be through taking more shots and being aggressive, said Bagwell.

“We need to make our opponent never want to step out on the mat with us again,” he said.

Head coach Brandon Sisson agreed with this tactic.

“The style I like is for our guys to be very offensive, scoring lots of points.”

To best achieve this, they are looking for lots of pins, takedowns, and bonus point wins, said junior Adam Hudson.

While planning to put on their best performance possible, the team remains focused on working hard everyday at practice, said junior Jackson Randall

“We need to make sure we are doing everything it takes to be the best,” said Randall.

With the help of these methods, Sisson expects the team to do well all across the board.

“For the first time, I feel very confident in everybody we have in a weight class,” said Sisson.

Last year’s meet came down to a final match between FC and St. X, however they will not be attending this year.

“It’s disappointing we won’t see them this year, we are very similar schools,” said Sisson.

Even though the team plans to put on one of their strongest performances at home, the remainder of the season will continue to increase in competition for them.

“This meet is like a stepping stone, we build as the season goes on, and peak right before sectionals,” said Sisson.

The meet will start at 8:30 a.m. The team will look to keep their momentum after beating rival Providence yesterday, 72-12.




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