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The BW Wrestling team capped off its home OCC season with a dual against Franklin Heights. Four seniors were recognized in a pre-meet event. Four year lettermen Josh Halbakken and Levi Piceno joined first year wrestlers Drew Armstrong and Kenny Pemberton as they walked across the mat at home the final time with their parents.

After the ceremonies, teams began with a few JV matches, where the Eagles picked up two of three wins by strong upcoming Freshmen Christian Takatch and Michael Hurst.

The Varsity picked up its OCC win with strong performances by the young team. Josh Halbakken (170) and Levi Piceno (126) made their last time on the mat at home count, bringing home pins. Junior Christian Jodrey(120) made a statement with a fall, despite a wardrobe malfunction. Freshmen continued the pace with pins by Andrew Parker (106), Lawrence O’Malley (145), Gavin Miller (160), Austin O’Malley (182) and Wyatt Lenz (195). Freshman Grayson Segars (132) picked up a forfeit. Junior Max Lenz (220) added a Major Decision to cap the meets wins at 10, all with bonus points.

Next up for the Eagle Grapplers is the Jonathan Alder Tournament Saturday, February 9th. This tournament was rescheduled due to a weather cancellation a few weeks ago.

Individual Results:
106 Parker (BW) pin Reed (FH) 3:15
113 Schnarr (FH) pin Lang (BW) 0:43
120 Jodrey (BW) pin Sisomphone (FH) 2:59
126 Piceno (BW) pin Williams (FH) 4:15
132 Segars (BW) win by FF
138 Amin (FH) pin Armstrong (BW) 2:30
145 L. O’Malley (BW) pin Legge (FH) 3:09
152 Fenice (FH) maj dec Coletta (BW) 11-3
160 Miller (BW) pin Ibrahim (FH) 3:53
170 Halbakken (BW) pin Rush (FH) 1:16
182 A. O’Malley (BW) pin Jimenez (FH) 0:56
195 W. Lenz (BW) pin Ryumshin (FH) 1:18
220 M. Lenz (BW) maj dec Maynard (FH) 12-2
285 Jones (FH) pin Hines (BW) 3:46

JV Matches

145 Takatch (BW) pin McCarrel (FH) 4:22
195 Hurst (BW) dec Akinboyed (FH) 6-2
285 Caterbury (FH) pin Pemberton (BW) 2:07