This week the Akron High School wrestling team hosted a dual against the Yuma Indians on Thursday night and then traveled to Englewood for a tournament on Saturday morning.
Thursday night was a blue out in honor of parent’s night. The Akron High School wrestling coaches would like to thank everyone who came out to support our athletes and their parents. Cameron Collins (138 lb. senior) received a forfeit. Caden Zimmerman (145 lb. senior) wrestled what was arguably his best match this season against Will Marshall, taking it into overtime where he would unfortunately lose by a takedown. Gavin Brown (170 lb. sophomore) wrestled up a weight class to find a formidable opponent in the #8 ranked senior, Cayden Lynch. This was an edge-of-your-seat battle that was decided with an escape in the last 45 seconds, making Lynch the 3-2 victor.
Xavier Livesay (220 lb. sophomore) made a dominating debut for the season with a quick pin over Jose Ruiz. Livesay is the only dual sport athlete, competing in both wrestling and basketball. You can look forward to seeing him in action again in Wiggins on January 18th. Destiny Henderson (126 lb. freshman) and Mackenzie Phelps (152 lb. sophomore) made a very courageous debut being the first female wrestlers on the Akron wrestling team. Unfortunately, both fell to the more experienced Ximena Garcia and Eva Ruiz, respectively.
Gavin Brown was first in his weight class.
Saturday, the team traveled to Englewood for some stiff competition against several 3A and 4A schools. Collins had a dominate win over Rashon Woody pinning him in the third period. Unfortunately, his day would be cut short after losing to Tanner Stone and Hunter Harris.
Destiny Henderson receives 3rd place.
Zimmerman went 0-2 on the day, losing to Steven West and John Pohl. Henderson wrestled in the girls’ 127 lb. division and found her way onto the podium, bringing home a third place medal.
Brown went 5-0 on the day, earning him first place. His most noted match of the day would be a dominating win over the 13-1 senior, #8 ranked in 4A’s Cole Fuller of Palmer Ridge. Brown was taken down early in the first period, but would quickly reverse and then pin Fuller in just one minute and 24 seconds.
The team will travel to Wiggins on Saturday, January 18th for what most consider to be a regional preview. We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your support.