St. Louis faces heavy competition at All TVC Invitational in Alma


Autumn Mann

Sophomore Colin Kuhn supports his fellow wrestles as they take the mat.

Rowan Harris, Writer

The St. Louis Sharks faced off against 20 other wrestling teams at the All TVC Invitational in Alma Saturday, Feb. 4. The Sharks did great, and a few wrestlers really stood out. Some of these wrestlers included Colin Kuhn at 106, Alex Rodriguez at 113, Genaro Soto at 120, and Justice Onstott at 190. All these wrestlers made it to the championships for first and second.

“Unfortunately, they all lost in the championships,” stated wrestling coach Kevin Kuhn. “But it’s not like they lost, necessarily, to people from our side of the TVC. They lost to the kids from the big school division.”

The TVC Invitational is divided into two, and while the Sharks faced off against every other team, there were only a few that they actually needed to beat to win.

“You compete against all 20,” continued Kuhn. “But in reality, you’re only trying to finish ahead of the teams in your division. We are part of the TVC Ten.”

Sophomore Colin Kuhn, a key wrestler at the recent match, elaborated on his performance at the match. 

“I don’t think I did the greatest,” Kuhn shared. “Okay, well, maybe I shouldn’t say ‘not the greatest’, but I feel that I could  have done better.”

The wrestling season might be coming to a close, but this doesn’t mean that the wrestlers are finished with their sport for the year.

“Right now, we are heading into the postseason. Our regular season is over,” Coach Kuhn remarked. “Our first goal is always to win our conference championship, which we’ve done for about the ninth time in the last ten years. I’d have to count the trophies, but we win that regularly. This week we have team districts, and it’s a district where we’re the clear favorite, so we should have a clear shot at that.”

While the main wrestling season might have wrapped up, it’s clear that the team is winning and continues to win in the postseason as well!