The Sandy Valley Varsity Wrestling team traveled to Barnesville on Saturday to compete in the 17 team Doan Ford Wrestling Invitational. The Cardinals placed 6th in a very competetive field. The Cardinals tallied 7 placers out of their 12 participants. the Cards were led by Cameron Blair and Branden Boggs both taking home 3rd place honors. Others placing for the Cardinals were Justin King 4th, Brody Marks 4th, Devon Watkins 5th, Matt Gentry 5th, and Tommy Russell 6th.
I think the field was competetive , there were a lot of high level matches between multiple state ranked wrestlers. We did a decent job of competing right with the highest level wrestlers but dropped a couple matches that I thought were very winnable. It was our 1st competition of the year and we were coming off of a short week due to some quarantine issues and you could tell we were a little rusty.
I’m excited about the potential we have on the team. The mistakes we made are very fixable and our ability to progress is monumental. I’m interested to see how much we will progress when we have some sort of consisitency without interuption.to our training.
The Cardinals will travel to Hillsdale Dec 23 @ 6pm for a tri meet with Hillsdale and Loudonville.