Competing against one of the top wrestling programs not only in the GAC, but also the entire St. Louis area, Washington lost a dual wrestling meet Thursday at Holt, 53-12.
The Indians won nine of the 13 contested matches and 10 overall.
“As a team, it was an embarrassing evening. We did not come prepared to win a tough dual. Holt was more physical, controlled the ties and looked to score,” said Washington Head Coach Josh Ohm. “If we want to be at a high level, than we cannot be happy with what we put on the mat.”
The Blue Jays’ four winners in the meet were:
• 138 — Cole Hamai won by decision over Brendan Bickert, 4-1;
• 160 — Caleb Summers won by decision over Cody Turpin, 4-1;
• 195 — Logan Baird won by decision over Brad Jones, 6-1; and
• 285 — Matt Pecka won by decision over Gerald Harris. 6-0.
Holt’s nine winners in contested matches were:
• 106 — Sidney Oliver pinned Cole Fregalette in 25 seconds;
• 113 — Mike Brown pinned Parker Neptune in 5:07;
• 126 — Connor Urevich won by decision over Nicholas Solter, 5-3;
• 132 — Lawton Benna pinned Cody Summers in 1:45;
• 145 — Austin Keller pinned Izeck Elbert in 4:20;
• 152 — Clayton Ream pinned Spencer Baird in 4:37;
• 170 — Cody Hughes won by major decision over Jeremy Monehan, 13-5;
• 182 — Zack Wagster won by major decision over Jared Rennick, 10-2; and
• 220 — Alexander Chivetta pinned Jacob Kliethermes in 5:12.
Colby Smith (120) won by forfeit.
“We’ll go right back to work and start preparing for next week,” Ohm said. “It’s a long season and we believe we still can achieve our goals regardless of what happened here.”
The Washington wrestling program will hold its annual alumni night Wednesday, Dec. 12, when the Blue Jays take on Sullivan and Ft. Zumwalt South starting at 5 p.m.
Former WHS wrestlers are invited to attend. Those on hand will be announced in a ceremony between dual meets.
Please include your name, years wrestled and any accomplishments during your WHS wrestling career.