NorthWood 51, Warsaw 30
Northridge 67, Warsaw 6
Homestead 43, Warsaw 31
Warsaw def. Northridge JV
Warsaw wrestling traveled to Northridge for the annual Raider Super Duals. The Tigers finished the day with a 1-3 record, but saw significant progress from many of its young wrestlers. A handful of lineup changes, paired with an already young roster, put 8 freshmen in varsity action.
Warsaw started the day against a tough NorthWood team. The Tigers held a tight lead past the halfway mark, but a flurry of pinfall victories gave NorthWood a 51-30 win.
In round two, Warsaw faced perennial NLC power and host Northridge. The Tigers showed a level of toughness, making things difficult at times, but the Raiders ran away with a 67-6 win.
Round three saw the Tigers take on the Northridge varsity-B squad. Warsaw earned their first team W for the day on the strength of 9 wins by pinfall.
In the final round of the day, Warsaw faced Homestead. Homestead jumped out to a 13-point lead early, but Warsaw fought back to even the score at 19-each. Another run of pins put Homestead up big again. Warsaw once again fought back to within 6 points late before ultimately dropping a 43-31 loss.
Jacob Linky had a great day for the Tigers. The senior 170-pounder went 4-0 on the day with 3 pins and a major decision. Andrew Ross went 3-1 at 138 with two wins by pin.
Five Tiger wrestlers went 2-2: Bryce McNees at 106, Aaron Ross at 126, Jose Martinez at 132, and Jaxson Walters at 160 each had two pins. Gideon Castro at 285 was also 2-2.
Warsaw is now 5-8 this season and 1-5 in the NLC. The Tigers are scheduled to host Triton on Wednesday in the Tiger Den.
Warsaw junior varsity competes in Goshen JV Invitational
Warsaw’s JV wrestlers got their first tournament action on Saturday at the Goshen JV Invitational. The young Warsaw grapplers found both progress and success on the mats, with three wrestlers placing in the top 3, and two others placing in the top 5.
AJ Smith went 2-1 to finish 2nd at 120, and Braxton Daniels also finished 2nd at 195. CJ Mendez went 2-1 to take 3rd at 160. At 113, Warsaw got a 4th place finish from Maddox Lozier, and a 5th place finish from Camron McNees.
NorthWood 51, Warsaw 30
NorthWood, Fort Wayne Snider, unreported
NorthWood vs. Northridge, unreported
NorthWood 48, Homestead 29
NorthWood 66, Northridge JV 18
The Panthers also competed in the Raider Super Duals in Northridge on Saturday. In reported matches, NorthWood was 3-0, with team victories over Warsaw, Homestead and Northridge’s varsity B team.
Final tallies were not reported in their dual matches with Fort Wayne Snider or Northridge.