Badgers and Bears go 1-1 in 3-way dual with Snowflake
PRESCOTT VALLEY — Crosstown rivals Bradshaw Mountain and Prescott met up on Wednesday afternoon in a three-way wrestling dual with Snowflake.
With Prescott missing a variety of weight classes and Bradshaw being a fairly young team, sometimes the final score doesn’t tell the whole story, as was the case Wednesday.
The Badgers finished the meet 0-2, falling to Snowflake 54-36 and Bradshaw 54-25, but most of the point differential can be attributed to only weighing in six wrestlers.
In their matchup with Snowflake, due to the missing weight classes, the Badgers trailed 48-0 before the matches started. However, in the matches they competed in, Prescott pinned five out of six opponents, with 170-pounder Robert Hussen pinning his opponent only 20 seconds into the first period.
In their next match, Prescott took on Bradshaw where they again lost with the missing weight classes by the score of 54-25, but they were able to pin five out of six Bears as well, including Jack Northrup’s thrilling 11-10 victory that went the distance.
“They all did well,” head coach Enrique Carreon said via text. “If we had more kids on the team filling in the empty spots, the team would be unstoppable.”
On the day, Colton Tomitz, Lincoln Eby, Jack Northrup and Robert Hussen went undefeated, while Nate Goligoski and Jadon Rummage went 1-1 for the Badgers. Tomitz remains undefeated on the season.
As for the Bears, they were 1-1 on the day, beating Prescott, but falling to Snowflake 45-35.
“We’ve got a lot of young guys, assistant coach Allen Foster said. “We’re obviously competing really well and we’re coming along. We’re loaded with juniors, sophomores and freshman so we’re still learning, but we have a team full of guys who want to work hard.”
For the Badgers and Bears, they will have a short break for the Christmas holiday but will both be back in action on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, when they compete in the Mile High Challenge at the Prescott Valley Event Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m.
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