Powell JV Summary
The start to the 2009-2010 JV season showed a lot of promise of things to come. With a young squad the coaches were looking for effort and that is exactly what we got. The boys wrestled very hard in every match. Coaches are always looking for kids to give 100% and that is what we got. We have a lot of things to work on and our technique is coming along. As long as the kids keep giving it their all-good things will happen.
Winning a championship was Dan Reece and Greg Lensert. Dan was undefeated in the tournament and won several close matches. Greg wrestled another NC wrestler in the finals (Ethan Sheffield) and was able to win a close match. Another weight class where we showed a lot of promise was 135. We were able to get three NC wrestlers into the bracket. Unfortunately all three wrestlers had to wrestle each other for a chance at the finals. Zane Grey defeated Nathan Waples to earn a chance at the title. Zane wrestled well but ended up with the silver. Also making the finals was Chris Timberman. In his first high school tourney Chris was able to pick up a big win in the semifinals and finished the tournament taking home the silver.
NCJV is off to Lusk next weekend to face the next challenge of the year. Our JV wrestlers will be competing with varsity wrestlers from 20 teams. This tournament will give us another chance to improve and keep up the great effort of the past weekend.
Natrona JV Wins First Lusk Invitational Tourney
In keeping with a pattern set last week, the Natrona JV wrestlers made effort their first priority. This was best exemplified during the first round when two Natrona wrestlers faced the number one ranked grappler in their weight. Both Cameron Rissler and Zane Grey proved that seeding means very little early in the season. Their wins created momentum for the rest of the team.
Natrona advanced five wrestlers to the tournament finals, securing success for the team. Mike Emery avenged an earlier loss to win a championship. Torey Schow, Zane Grey, Caleb Rhoades, and Andrew Marcelli also advanced to the finals.
Several other wrestlers secured medals for the Mustangs. Both Josh Palomo and Brecken Biggs finished the tournament with a win to earn third place. Nathan Waples finished fourth. At 189 Natrona was proudly represented by two wrestlers. Lucas Hurt edged out Greg Lensert for third place. Natrona was the only team in the tourney to place two wrestlers at the same weight.
This is the first Lusk Invitational championship for the Natrona County Mustangs.
From a coaches perspective, this was just one of many steps that we need to take this year. As long as the effort and desire to learn continues, I see great things in the future of these young men.