Ten Trigg County wrestlers competed at the annual Fort Knox Invitational Saturday and brought home a fifth place team finish out of 14 teams.
Head coach Ralph Stevens said it was a good showing for such a young team.
“Most of our wrestlers are fairly new to the sport, and it’s one of the toughest to come in to at the high school level,” he said. “Our guys are competing with other wrestlers who have years of experience, so when you’re in your first or second season, it’s really tough to go one-on-one with that kind of technique.”
Stevens said his team has a good deal of potential, and he hopes to keep them from getting discouraged by tough tournaments like Fort Knox.
“Most of the weight classes included guys who are expected to be on the medal stand at state,” he said. “For my younger guys to show up and be competitive at that level is pretty impressive.”
Four Wildcats came home with individual medals, including Colin Stevens who went undefeated for a 3-0 record in the 170-pound division. Thomas Bruce (120) and Andrew Hendricks (220) each took second. Bruce went 2-1 for the day while Hendricks went 3-1.
Timmy Cannon (113) earned a third place medal with his 4-1 tournament record. Ty Saez (heavyweight) brought home fourth place hardware with his 2-2 record. Other Trigg County wrestlers included Tyler Harris, Domanik Lee, DaiMicah Wilson, Anthony Hall and Austin Proffitt.
The Wildcats will travel to Daviess County Saturday for the last regular season tournament of the year before heading into regions, which will be hosted at Trigg County.