GEHS wrestlers compete in duals

Every Tuesday, the JV/C-team squads travel somewhere for duals against other area schools. This has been a great effort and investment into the future of the involved programs so they can continue to build. It has been awesome for us to continually get ALL of our kids matches as it is not very common for JV wrestlers to get 20-30 matches in a season. On Tuesday we traveled to Olathe West with 23 wrestlers, 13 of which were part of our dual lineup against Olathe South and Olathe West. It was exciting as always but the Olathe West dual came down to the wire. A major decision by Jaden Augustine cut our deficit to 17 with 18 points available. Quick pins by Rubin Pino-Martinez, and Sam Huff meant that if Caleb Hollins won by pin we would win the dual by 1 point. Down 7-2 late in the match, Caleb mustered the strength and desire to put his opponent on his back and get the dual- winning fall! Coaches cheering, Caleb exhausted but smiling, and a bunch of teammates getting hyped mat side is an amazing image and further demonstrates why this sport is so great for anyone.

This truly was a fun and unique night as the Blazer wrestling team traveled to Olathe Northwest for the first-ever “Beauty and the Beast” dual! Normally, boy’s and girl’s duals are held separately with separate scores and lineups. This time, we combined into one big dual team with one score and one full lineup. We alternated Girl’s match and then boy’s match all the way through and scored as one unit! Ellie Rhea and Zaine Mayfield captured the outstanding wrestler recognition as they went out and dominated their opponents with quick pins. It was great to see our full lineups in action and what is possible as we move closer to the postseason. This truly was an awesome event that highlighted both programs in one night!

1/25/23 Duals against Shawnee Mission West & Blue Valley North @ SMW 1/28/23 V/JV @ Junction City Invitational Girls @ Washburn Rural Invite