THS wrestling competes at NCCT and at Wright Duals

Mariah Leo/Courtesy Photo Torrington senior Quentin Meyer works a Zuniga at the Wright Duals. Meyer went 5-0 on the day. As a team, the Blazers went 2-3 on the day. Torrington travels to Scottsbluff, Neb. on Thursday for its final event of the 2018 portion of the schedule.

LOVELAND, Colo. – The Torrington High School wrestling team went in two different directions over the weekend.

Part of the team went south to the Northern Colorado Christmas Tournament while the remainder went north to the Wright Duals.

In Colorado Jacob Polkowske and Brandon Bennick made it to the second day of a tournament which featured 72 teams.

“I was very proud of how Jacob and Brandon did this weekend, by making it to the second day of the tournament,” THS coach Doyle Meyer said. “It’s a tough but great tournament. It really exposes what we need to work on to get better. I appreciate the level of competition that brings to the sport of wrestling.”

Neither Polkowske nor Bennick ended up placing but both picked up multiple wins.

At 160 pounds, Polkowske reached the quarterfinal round where he suffered his first defeat. In the following round Mac Copeland of Bennett, Colo. eliminated Polkowske with 4-3 decision.

For Bennick, he reached the third round of the heavyweight bracket before getting beat for the first time. He rebounded with a win in the fourth round on the consolation side of the bracket before ultimately being pinned in the next round.

Austin Fox, Josh Kingsley, Gabe Mitchell and Rhiley Grubbs also picked up wins for the Blazers in Colorado.

As a team, the Blazers finished 56th out of 72 teams.

In Wright, the Blazers went 2-3 on the day at the dual format tournament.

Senior Quentin Meyer highlighted the day with a 5-0 record.

“He did a great job leading the team both on and off the mat,” Doyle Meyer said.

The Blazers return to action at Scottsbluff, Neb. for a 5 p.m. dual on Thursday, Dec. 20 for the teams final dual before Christmas.


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