Sharks’ Wrestling competes at Ithaca Individual Regional Tournament


Bobby Marr

Wrestling regroups after fiercely fighting at the tournament.

Aaron Bowerman, Staff Writer

The Sharks competed well in the Wrestling individual regional tournament Saturday, Feb. 19, down the road in Ithaca. 

The Sharks took twelve individuals with them to compete on Saturday and eight of them will be moving on to the State Tournament at Ford Field in Detroit. Head Coach Kuhn said, “Qualifying eight individuals was more than any other team in our region which says something about our program as a whole, but there is always a hint of disappointment and heartbreak for the wrestlers who maybe could have qualified but didn’t.” Moving forward from this meet will be Nate March, Robert Long-Terwiliger, Justice Onstott, Ben Dousouh, Martine Wiggins, Colin Kuhn, Braden and Ball.  Of these qualifiers, Kuhn and Wiggins were able to take home a regional championship bracket, placing first in their weight class. This is an amazing accomplishment as both are only freshmen.

The individual state meet will be taking place at Ford Field on Friday, March 4th. The qualifiers will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to wrestle live in front of thousands of people. Two-time individual state tournament qualifier, Justice Onstott, commented, “This was a truly great experience. It was definitely nerve racking to wrestle in front of that many people, but I cannot stress enough how delicious that pretzel with melty cheese was after my matches.”

 This is yet another great opportunity to come out and support fellow Sharks. As clearly shown, it’s quite the experience. By the looks of this season, the team may just have a few state champs walking the halls of SLHS next week. Good luck SLHS Wrestling individual state qualifiers!