|Wrestlers open in dual at Yuma HS|
|Written by Brenda Johnson Brandt|
As most HHS wrestlers did not compete in varsity duals last year, the Dec. 5 dual at Yuma was a first for many. “I feel we had a few wide eyes and butterflies going into Yuma,” said coach Cutter Garrison.
He pointed out that the youthfulness and inexperience on their team cost some matches, but overall they didn’t wrestle too badly.
Garrison noted the Dragons had a few young guys step up and beat Yuma’s upperclassmen, which was very exciting to see.
“Looking into the future, our team needs to realize that we can wrestle with anyone. If we are aggressive and go after them, things will start coming together,” said Garrison.
Holyoke lost the opening dual 27-54. The Dragons gave up three matches in open weight classes where they had no wrestlers, and earned one forfeit by Yuma.
In the 10 actual matches, Holyoke won four with three pins and a decision, while Yuma took six matches—all by pins.
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