Wrestling competes at home in Quad meet


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The Sharks hosted three other teams for a quad meet.

Keegan Honig, Editor

St. Louis wrestling hosted Bay City John Glenn, Hemlock, and Valley Lutheran Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Shark Tank. They demolished the Valley Lutheran Chargers 60-12, handled Hemlock with a score of 48-24, and lost a tough competition to the Division Two (D2) team from John Glenn 31-37.

Dylan Marr stated, “We wrestled pretty well last weekend. It was a great meet to have because we got to compete with D2 wrestlers [from Bay City John Glenn].”

Head Coach Kevin Kuhn shared, “If we wouldn’t have been out two significant starters due to contact tracing, we would’ve beat John Glenn. That’s just something that’s going to affect every team in every dual this season….That’s just something that’s hard to get used to because that’s out of your control.”

The Sharks had several individual standouts this meet including Nate March, Justice Onstott, and Attah Dryden, who all went 3-0 on the day. Dryden received the “Hammer of the Meet” for his outstanding performance. Kuhn stated that Dryden was selected for the honor, “…because he basically exemplified the system we teach in the room from all positions. He’s doing what we coach and starting to be successful.”

Last week, the Sharks went head-to-head against Hemlock, and they won with a clutch comeback victory by Ben Dousuah. This time, the rest of the squad stepped up to keep the score from being that close again. March and Onstott both won matches they had lost the previous week against the Huskies, and this boosted the Sharks into a more dominant win this time around.

Conner Daniels, a member of the team,  shared, “I feel like overall as a team, we did okay, but we could definitely work harder in practice and focus on what needs to get done, especially if we want to achieve a regional title.”

The wrestling team competed again Tuesday, March 2, at Carson-City and lost to Montabella and Carson City, but defeated St. Charles.