Seymour’s wrestling team was on a roll Tuesday night in its home match against Scottsburg.
The Owls held a 73-0 lead going into the last match at heavyweight (285).
They had a goal of blanking their opponent but fell in the last bout; however, they still won the match 73-6.
Seymour won half of the matches — seven — due to forfeits. All of the remaining matches were decided by pin or technical fall except for the 145-pound match.
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In that bout, Cheaney Reichenbacker faced a very tough opponent, winning 11-5 in a hard-fought match.
Owls coach Todd Weaver was quite pleased with his 145-pound athlete.
“Cheaney’s opponent has been winning a lot of matches and giving people fits,” he said. “He wrestled fine but eased up a little in the third period and gave up a takedown but came back strong. He needs to wrestle stronger from start to finish.”
The Owls’ Alejandro Sachinas won a close match at 182 pounds. Leading 4-3, he had a nice takedown and pinned his opponent in 3:03.
The next match at 195 was similar. Kevin Corrales had a narrow lead when he forced a takedown and won by pin in 2:53.
Other Owls winning were Isaiah Pichardo (106) by pin in 2:24, Brandon Penegar (138) by pin in 3:51, and Bradan Thomasma (170) by technical fall 17-2.
At 285, Seymour’s Gabe Ramirez trailed 2-0 and was wrestling well, but his opponent recorded a takedown and pinned him in 3:30. It was the last varsity match of the evening.
Weaver said his wrestlers needs to be more active on their feet. He also would like to see at least one athlete become ranked soon. He has athletes that have defeated ranked opponents in the past, so he is optimistic some of his athletes could become ranked, too.
Several Owls are still undefeated for the season, including Pichardo at 18-0, 113-pounder Owen Chandler at 17-0 and Penegar 11-0.
The Owls are heading into the toughest part of their season. They’ll have some tough matches Saturday at the Evansville Memorial Invitational, where they’ll face some ranked opponents.