Raiders News · Wrestling team battles to a 2-4 record at ACAC Duals

With nothing seemingly going right for the SW wrestling team heading into the ACAC Duals championship tourney, the guys battled tough and had some great individual performances. With some sickness, injuries, and poor weight management the wrestling team was forced to forfeit 5 of the 14 weight classes on Friday and Saturday. The tournament started off good with the Raiders getting a 57-18 win over the short handed Woodlan Warriors. Kat Ramsey, Blake Maloney, William Fiechter, and Clay Smith all scored forfiet wins. While Cain Clark, Josh Beeks, Coleman Beeks, Jed Perry, Jacob Duncan, and Cole Meeks pin their opponents from Woodlan. Then the Raiders seen there toughest challenge yet this season going against the eventual tournament champions, Adams Central, losing 64-15. Picking up wins against the Jets were William Fiechter earning a tough 3-2 decision over State Qualifier Logan Mosser. Coleman Beeks and Jed Perry also picked up a couple of pins to finish off the scoring for the Raiders. Round 3 on Saturday morning started off with a great wrestled match against South Adams. SA came on top of the scoreboard but the Raiders out wrestled them in almost every match contested. Clark, Fiechter, Josh Beeks, Coleman Beeks, Jed Perry and Jacob Duncan all pinned thier opponents but wasn’t enough as SA won the dual 48-36. Round 5 had an inter county matchup between Bluffton and SW. Spotting the tigers 30 points before the match begun was to much, as the Raiders fell again by a score of 48-36. Fiechter, Josh Beeks, Coleman Beeks, Jed Perry, Jacob Duncan, and Cole Meeks all picked up wins against the wells county rival. Round 5 was a matchup against Jay County where the Raiders fell 58-21. Fiechter and Perry picked a couple more pins on their records as Josh Beeks scored a technical fall win over his opponent 15-0. Duncan recorded a major decision win 15-6 to give SW their 21 team points. The final rd was a matchup of two teams struggling to fill the weight classes as SW picks up a win over Heritage 40-22. Ramsey, Smith and Meeks picked up wins by forfeit, while Fiechter, Perry, and Duncan added to their pin total. Josh Beeks won by major decision 13-5 over a tough Heritage wrestler to finish off the day. I was proud of the way the guys battled and how our upperclassmen led the team through a couple tough days of wrestling. William Fiechter and Jed Perry finish the weekend at 6-0, Josh Beeks 5-1, Jacob Duncan 5-1, and Coleman Beeks 4-1.