Cadets in complete control
Thursday, 16 January 2014 15:45
Without some regular varsity wrestlers, West Point-Beemer utilized its depth en route to a 60-9 home dual win last Thursday.
And even with their dominance in the dual, Cadet head coach Ray Maxwell still would like to see improvement.
“I didn’t feel we wrestled up to our potential. I felt we were a little flat and sluggish,” Maxwell said. “Coming in, I felt it was possible to win every match. So I was a little disappointed we didn’t wrestle with the intensity we need to have.
“We’re entering the home-stretch of the season so we have to pick it up and wrestle with more intensity.”
Winning matches for the Cadets were Riley Berg, Joe Berg, Hunter Schroeder, Austen Eisenhauer, Jesus Cervantes, Juan Mendoza, Aldo Padilla, Cristian Perez and Clint Hansen.
Up next, West Point-Beemer will hope to heal up a bit as the Cadets will compete in what Maxwell calls a “loaded” Schuyler tournament this Saturday.
For Maxwell, a tournament like this comes down to preparation at practice.
“Our depth is important because that comes into play in the wrestling room. If you’re not wrestling tough competition in the wrestling room, it’s an eye opener when you step out onto the mat,” Maxwell said. “Having that competition at practice only makes your team stronger in the long run."
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