Final dual of the season brings tough competition


Brian Seales

Looking to improve coming off of a 4th place loss in their last tournament, Redhawk wrestling hits the mats to prepare for the Rockwall Invitational. This will be a warm up for the team’s busy schedule the following week.

Maddie Aronson, Managing Editor

With their last dual meet of the year Thursday, the wrestling teams take on the Reedy Lions and Centennial Titans, at Reedy High School at 6:00 p.m.

“This will be our two toughest duals of the year, Centennial is unbelievable,” assistant wrestling coach Tim Brennan said. “Can me make it close? I think. Is there a chance we beat them? Yes, there’s always a chance, but it’s going to be very tough to beat Centennial. Reedy has gotten a bunch of injured kids back, and if they’re all back tonight, it’s going to go down to the last match, so it’s kind of the two dual meets you want right before districts. I like it as a tune up. I’d much rather have those two teams as our last dual meet than two weaker teams.” 

For sophomore Charlotte Cleckler, the dual is just another opportunity to improve. 

“I’m super excited because I haven’t been able to wrestle many duals,” Cleckler said. “I think we’re going to do really good, we all have a lot of motivation to do really well, and we’re all mentally prepared to fight Centennial and Reedy tonight and get more duel wins.” 

Even while facing some of their biggest district competition, freshman Mitchell Bornyack is confident in his teams’ ability. 

“I’m not concerned at all, were going to win,” Bornyack said. “My expectations for tonight are that we are going to wrestle as hard as we can, and hopefully come out with two team wins.”