On Tuesday, December 5th, the Patriots traveled to Elkhorn South to take on the Storm in a head-to-head dual.  It would serve as Coach Olson’s first dual as a head coach.  Before the start of the dual, Coach Olson said, “I am pretty nervous about how the kids are going to perform tonight.  We have been practicing hard for weeks, and it’s going to be fun to see how well we match up against Elkhorn South head-to-head.”  

 

Coach Olson had nothing to worry about.  The dual started at 132 pounds, and Alex Vacha came out in a fury, and pinned Nick Groth in the second period.  The Patriots would not look back!  The Patriots would record nine pins and three decisions (plus a forfeit) and would cruise to their first win of the season 69-6.  

 

After the dual, Coach Meneely had this to say about the team’s performance.  “I think the kids were a little nervous to start because of the crowd in the gym.  Wrestling in duals is different than wrestling in tournaments.  In a tournament, a match might get lost in the shuffle because there is so much going on around the match.  During a dual, all of the attention is on you.  I don’t think the guys disappointed!”

 

Weight Millard South Result Elkhorn South MS Score ELSO Score
132 Alex Vacha W: Fall 3:23 Nick Groth 6 0
138 Blake Smith W: Fall :37 Jarod Harkendorff 6 0
145 Garett Svoboda W: 9-3 Joshua Via 3 0
152 Alex White W: Fall 3:55 Andrew Eisenbrown 6 0
160 Isaac Trumble W: Fall 5:07 Liam Kirk 6 0
170 Josh Trumble L: Fall :59 Jack Paradis 0 6
182 Krew Tran W: 5-2 Noah Ethen 3 0
195 Chris Wortmann W: Forfeit OPEN 6 0
220 Gavin Peitzmeier W: :38 Grant Fritsch 6 0
285 Jake Mayville W: 1:59 Cooper Taylor 6 0
106 Caleb Coyle W: 1:37 Samuel Webster 6 0
113 Blake Jackson W: 1:44 Kian MacLeod 6 0
120 Conor Knopick W: Forfeit OPEN 6 0
126 Garrett Carbullido W: 8-5 Daniel Schuman 3 0
Final Score       69 6