- Written by Michael Gill
- Published: 22 January 2014
Wrestling is a unique sport. Two highly conditioned athletes compete against one another, one on one, in the center of a mat, for six straight minutes. There is no hiding or getting lost in the mix. Each athlete competes against another of the same weight whose sole desire is to force his will upon him. It’s a unique mindset embodied not only in a strong desire to win, but the toughness to stay strong under what is sometimes a better adversary. The overall team score is comprised of 14 distinctly individual efforts.
The Dragons took this winning mindset to the mat in Kingston last Jan. 8 and handed the Silver Lake Lakers a 48 – 29 defeat.
The night started with Hugh Grey (182 pounds) who pinned his opponent in the second period before being whisked away in a tuxedo to a concert back at the PAC. The night kept getting better from that point forward with wins by Matt Boyle (285) and captain Jim Chappuis (145 lbs.) Eddy Cawley (106 lbs.), Carter Lewis (112 lbs.) and Kyle Auer (170 lbs.) all had pins.
The JV team came to wrestle too and ended the night with a 7 – 1 record. Nathan Ikeda (113 lbs.) had two victories while both Rob Dechellis (170 lbs.) and Austin Dixon (170 lbs.) came away with pins. After starting the evening on varsity both Hal Mosher and Matt Boyle were called back to the center for exhibition matches where they soundly defeated their opponents.