Girls wrestling continues to find success at Union invitational

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Seniors Hannah Becker and Sarah Schenck were able to get four quick pins between them, each showing their dominance with two first period pins apiece. Junior Rachel Schenck also pinned her opponent in the third period after tiring her out and scoring some points on her first. 

Unfortunately, two exhibition matches between Lady Rangers occurred. These matches were used as additional mat time rather than competition between them.

“At Union, we were able to get some precious mat time with a few new people,” sophomore Remmie Gavle said. “It’s really important for us to be able to wrestle different girls to get more experience, and I think we all improved from that. Plus, like always, it was really fun to compete with the team.”

Hannah was also grateful for the extra opportunity to improve that this tournament provided.

“It was a really fun tournament,” Hannah said. “There was some good competition for everyone, and I think it was beneficial to everyone who wrestled.”

Rick Kacher, the head coach of the girls team, felt extremely positive after the competition concluded. 

“I’m impressed with how the girls wrestled tonight,” Katcher said. “As a team, they were aggressive, and they were successful when trying out new things. They wrestled hard throughout the entire match and were always looking to pin.” 

With the girls’ state tournament just around the corner, the girls are working extra hard in practice to prepare. Currently, Sarah and Rachel are ranked third and fourth in their weight class. As a top-three girls team in the state, they plan to put on a show throughout the day and hopefully come out on top both as a team and individually.

The state tournament is at Adrian College on Sunday, February 2.