Wrestlers still have work to do
Published: Thursday, January 17th, 2013
The Custer High School wrestling team competed in a quadrangular Thursday, Jan. 10, against Hill City, Hot Springs and Red Cloud, which left coach Jared Webster wanting more.
“We still have a lot of work to do,” he said. “We need to learn to control the match and make them wrestle our style instead of theirs.”
The night started with a dual against the Hill City Rangers, with Custer coming out on top, 50-18.
“It wasn’t our best performance, but I was impressed with Ben (Marchand, 182) and David (Gaston, 138),” Webster said. “They had great wins for us.”
After the dual against Hill City, the Wildcats took on Red Cloud where younger wrestlers were able to get mat time.
“We had some younger ones get out and wrestle so that was nice,” Webster said.
Scores for the dual against Red Cloud were unavailable.
The evening finished with a dual against Hot Springs, which topped Custer 48-30 and finished the meet 3-3.
The Bison quickly escalated the score to 12-0 after two pins, but Custer tied the score after earning forfeits at 120 and 126 pounds.
“We got close to them,” Webster said. “We didn’t have our full line up and they didn’t have theirs. We were evenly matched.”
The Wildcats were supposed to attend the Phillip Invitational Tournament over the weekend, but due to winter weather, the trip was canceled.
The Wildcats will have their last home dual, a quadrangular against Spearfish, Hot Springs and St. Thomas More, on Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. Both the varsity and junior varsity teams will travel to Chadron, Neb., for the Chadron Invitational Tournament on Jan. 18-19.
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