St. Clair Bulldogs at Ste. Genevieve Duals

January 7, 2018

Produced by Mel Hughes

I was pleased with what I saw as a workmanlike performance yesterday in our second place finish at Ste. Genevieve.  We have gone through a gauntlet of competition going back to the Kinloch Classic December 29th.  On average our team members have wrestled a dozen or more matches in a period of eight days against some of the top teams in the state.  Multiple weigh ins in such a short period of time are a challenge that requires our wrestlers to be extremely disciplined in their nutrition and individual training outside of team practices.  I think our guys for the most part handled the challenges well and we will be a better team for the experiences gained from this extremely tough part of our schedule.

Our guys grinded throughout the day defeating three solid teams convincingly before falling to an always tough Ste Genevieve team in our last dual of the day.  We had to make some decisions on our line up based on some injuries that have been affecting several of our athletes.  I am sure all of our guys are pretty worn down and we look forward to a lull in competition after our home quad on Tuesday to allow us time to focus on recovery and rehabilitation of injuries as we begin the big push towards the postseason.

We are looking forward to our home quad this Tuesday and look forward to the opportunity to  demonstrate that we have come through this tough stretch of the season with improved technical skills and athleticism.  We want to put on a great performance for out fans with high paced and high scoring action from our wrestlers.  We hope to see many Bulldog fans in our gym Tuesday night as we face Principia, MICDS and a conference foe, St. James.

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