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Coaches Report: St. Clair

Produced by: Mel Hughes
MissouriWrestling.com Content Producer
December 6, 2018

Our team picked up it’s first dual win of the season against SLUH.  In the Hillsboro dual although we held the edge in contested matches six wins to their four we still have open weights we cannot fill at this time and could not overcome those forfeit points.

  • Dual 1 St. Clair 33 SLUH 17
  • Dual 2 Hillsboro Girls 24   St. Clair Girls 12
  • Dual 2 Hillsboro 48 St. Clair 29

We will still be short handed this Friday and Saturday at Union but will be able to fill one or more of our open weights for our always tough duals with Union and Owensville on Tuesday.

Our coaching staff saw consistency in effort and performance from most of our experienced wrestlers.

That said even in some of our wins and all of our losses we see too many mistakes in fundamentals.  We conceded takedowns that we didn’t have to. We allowed ourselves to be turned with half nelsons.

We gave up our inside arm on stands ups, shooting with our arms too wide and getting thrown along with poor footwork in our stance.

These are all errors that experienced wrestlers should not be making and our entire team will be focusing on them more during practice tonight and going forward.

Our athletes are motivated and willing to work and I expect to see us much improved over the next several weeks of competition.

Some bright spots were seeing continued dominance from our three returning state medalists, Dalton Thompson 132, Ryan Herman 195  and Aaron Herman 285.

It was great seeing Seth Banks 145 bring home two wins last night. Seth has improved his wrestling as much as anyone on the team this season.  

Two of our girls earned their first victories of the season as well. Makayla Weirich 187 competed in her first career match and won by fall in 1:36. Mackenzie Turner 235  got her first career win pinning her opponent just 44 seconds into the first period.

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