The first wrestling meet was on Tuesday night in Nevada. What went well on Tuesday night Coach Ferguson noted “I thought that the basic techniques were there and I felt that I could see our team coming together.”
Every coach always sees something that they can improve on and Coach Ferguson said “For our upcoming practices we will be focusing on conditioning, making shots, and working on our offense.”
There was two matches that night that Coach Ferguson said were the biggest matches. Coach Ferguson said “I feel that Colby Vincent deserves a shout out for his win in his JV match when he threw a headlock and pinned his opponent. However, I feel that the biggest match of the night was Cale Dumbaugh's match at the Varsity 120 spot. He put up a great fight and he kept his head in the match to the point where he was able to realize that his opponent was too high and he was able to get an amazing pin on his opponent.”
The wrestling teams next double dual is at North Polk next Thursday. There next tournament is this Saturday at Dallas Center Grimes.
Article by Jack Henry, 2nd Term Sports Management Class.
The year for the Nevada Cubs Wrestling team is looking very bright. Last year’s conference champion, Emilio Saldana, has returned this season ready for more. The team has been preparing very thoroughly for this first meet on Tuesday which is home against Knoxville in the Nevada High School gymnasium.
On Saturday there is a varsity tournament in DCG against Greene County, West Marshall, PCM, Des Moines East, Ankeny Centennial, Carroll Community, Webster City, ADM, Creston Community, and Dallas Center-Grimes. There is also a JV tournament against Ankeny, Johnston, Urbandale, West Marshall, Marshalltown, Des Moines East, Ankeny Centennial, Council Bluffs, Webster City, Perry, ADM, Valley at Des Moines North High School.
This year is Coach Ferguson’s second year of coaching at Nevada High School. Before Nevada he coached at West Marshall. He is assisted by Coach Bingham and Coach Long. Ferguson and assistants have very high hopes and expectations for the upcoming season.
The team has been working hard everyday in practice, Monday through Saturday. Even putting in some extra work on Sundays during open gym, running and practicing moves. And of course the outside of practice work which consists of watching your weight and running to keep it down.
Managers Sydny Strailman, Alexis Witte, Joanna Ferguson, Mady Farmer, Caitlyn Sharp, and Samara Sharp also have been working hard to keep the team going. They show up everyday and keep the mats clean for the wrestlers and take care of any minor injuries such as cuts and bruises. They also take stats for the team at the meets and tournaments. They play a huge role in the success of the team as a whole.
The season begins tomorrow night at home against Knoxville.
Article by Corbin Jones, 2nd Term Sports Management Class