A young and talented Lions wrestling team lost to the Gardner Edgerton TrailBlazers in their season opening dual at home on Wednesday, November 29th.
“The dual went pretty well,” junior Braiden McKee said.” We could have done a little better fundamentally though.”
The freshmen laden team went 4-10 on the night posting three wins by pins but ultimately losing 52-21.
”Personally I started out ok,” freshman Dylan Ward said. “I could have does some things better and finished stronger.”
The Lions jumped out to a 12-6 lead in the first three matches before Gardner Edgerton brought the score to 16-15 after the sixth match and began to pull away.
The TrailBlazers claimed seven of the last eight matches to rack up 51 team points, but Lansing finished off the dual with a pin to bring them to 21 points
Freshman Camden Maestas, sophomore Tucker Beiber, and junior Braiden McKee all won by pins while junior Joseph Irwin won by decision 5-0.
The future is bright for the Lions though, with seven freshmen and 4 sophomores taking up 11 out of the 14 varsity spots.
“I’m a couple years we’ll be pretty good,” Ward said. “We just to need to get some more development.”
The next meet for the Lions is the Leavenworth Challenger on Saturday, December 2 at 9 AM Lansing High School.
“The team should do pretty well [at Leavenworth],” McKee said. “We have some good wrestlers this year.”
Here are the final results from the dual against Gardner Edgerton:
106 – Camden Maestas vs. Kole Nhingsavath : Maestas (Pin)
113 – OPEN vs. Kadyen Humphrey : Humphrey (Open)
120 – Tucker Beiber vs. Kye Humphrey : Beiber (Pin)
126 – Lane Gates vs. Carlos Gaeta : Gaeta (Pin)
132 – Jack Knutson vs. Brayden Ratcliffe : Ratcliffe (11-2)
138 – Joseph Irwin vs. AJ Rodriquez : Irwin (5-0)
145 – Claye Howard vs. Taven Ewbank : Embank (11-7)
152 – Christian Shields vs. Conner Greig : Greig (Pin)
160 – OPEN vs. Jason McDermott : McDermott (Open)
170 – Dylan Ward vs. Caden Rodriquez : Rodriquez (Pin)
182 – Cooper Jones vs. Tate Ewbank : Ewbank (7-0)
195 – Derek Runnebaum vs. Noah Short : Short (Pin)
220 – Marcus Hester vs. Jackson Flowers : Flowers (Pin)
285 – Braiden McKee vs. Gerald Picado : McKee (Pin)