On Wednesday, the Junior Varsity Wrestling team traveled to Phillips Exeter Academy for a 4-way meet between Exeter, St. Paul’s School, and Cardigan Mountain School. The day was highlighted by wins from many of wrestlers and great effort from everyone who participated. Some standout performances go to Brian Edwards, Elliot Wang, Sagel Prosser, and Teo Meyerhoff. Going undefeated in all four of his matches, Brian Edwards showed great poise and confidence in every match. He won his first three matches by pin, and then beat his opposition by a score of 11-8 in three periods in his last match of the day. Elliot Wang also notched two more wins in his belt. In his first match he pinned his opponent in the first period. Later, in the same round of wrestling, he brought his opponent into overtime tied at 1-1. Wang would eventually earn two points for a take-down in overtime and received the victory.
Not to be outdone, Sagel Prosser went undefeated on the day. Prosser won all three of his matches by pin-fall, two of which came in the first period. Teo Meyerhoff also exhibited great confidence on the mat. Although Meyerhoff would lose his last match of the evening, he did racked up two wins prior. In the first round, he defeated his opponent by a score of 9-3 after three periods of wrestling, and he would pin his second opponent in the second period. Michael McInerney went into battle three times on the day, and turned up two solid victories. After losing his first match 7-5, he would go on to pin his next two opponents.
Overall, the JV Wrestling team demonstrated a great sense of confidence, skill level, and effort by everyone who stepped in the circle. The team has grown in many aspects, both on the mat and off, and are still looking to improve. The JVW will continue the week with a few more practices, and are already preparing for their meet at Phillips Andover Academy this Saturday.