The Cape Central boys varsity wrestling team traveled to Desloge on Tuesday to compete in a dual meet with the North County Raiders. North County downed the Tigers, 42-33 despite some very strong performances.
“We lost another close one,” head coach Aaron Ross stated after the contest. The Tigers are now 2-2 in duals. “We’re still shaking off the rust.”
Cape Central got six points in weight classes 106, 113, and 220 which were uncontested. At 145, Jeremiah Johnson won by fall in just 34 seconds. Despite the great results, Johnson thinks he can do better. “It wasn’t my best match, but it’s a good step forward in knocking off the rust from the offseason,” he admitted. “During the match, I got the first take down and attempted to run right into the near side, but instead I got the fair side cradle. I think I did good considering it’s only the second meet.”
The Tigers also got five points in the 170 weight class. Cameren Walley won a technical fall (19-4) over his opponent. “It felt great,” he commented. “I was very tired, but it was worth it. I got the first tech of my wrestling career. I feel like I’m wrestling great right now, and I’m working to keep it up.”
The next dual for the boys is against Carbondale and Sikeston on Tuesday. “As always, I’m proud of our boys’ efforts,” Coach Ross said. “They work very hard in the room.”
The girls team also competed at North County. They fell by the score of 42-12. Several weight classes were uncontested, and the Tigers got an exhibition victory from La’Niaa Brown who won by fall in 2:34.