Shelbyville Daily Union


December 6, 2013

Ram wrestling starts 2-0


Matt Tinsman (132) was winning 3-2 in the 2nd period, when he suffered a shoulder separation and had to withdraw. They got the shoulder back in place, but he will need some time to rehab.

Jarred Hicks (138) came back from a 2-0 deficit to get a pin in the 2nd, despite trailing 3-1. Jared Finley (145) also started in the hole, 5-0. However, he took the lead by the end of the 1st, 6-5. He went on to out-score his opponent for the win.

Adam Hudson (152) also built up a 12-2 lead and was in control when he got the 2nd period pin. Second-year Ben Houska (160) made short work of his foe getting a take down in 20 seconds.

Caleb Cloe (172) built a lead, up 11-4 through the 2nd period. He led 15-6 when he finished his foe off in the 3rd with a pin. Andrew Mudgette (285) built a 8-2 lead, before pinning with 12 seconds left in the 1st.

Brown got to wrestle his Litchfield opponent. In his first contested match for the Rams, Brown got an immediate take down and then a quick pin in the 1st. Brachbill followed up his OT win with a pin against Litchfield in the 2nd period.

Hudson was in a defensive struggle v. Litchfield. There was no score through two periods. In the 3rd, Hudson was in the down position and got an escape for one point for the win. Houska battled for three periods in an exciting blow-for-blow match. His opponent scored last and won, 11-9.

Finley was almost pinned in a scoreless 2nd period, but he held out until the buzzer. Down 3-0 in the 3rd, Finley got a reverse, 3-2. He let hi foe up, 4-2, but then got a final take down to come back for the win, 5-4.

Duckett had a tough foe v. Litchfield, but got a take down in the 1st. He reversed from the down position in the 2nd and a near pin to have a commanding lead, 7-0. A minute into the 3rd he squeezed the pin to help Shelby get a margin for victory.

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