Leaving It All On The Mat
Glasgow Wrestlers Put On Strong Performance At The State Meet In Billings
Starting out with a bang.
That's exactly how Glasgow wrestling head coach Trevor Newman described the first day of the State Meet in Billings on Friday.
"I was please that we had four of the five reach the second day of the tournament," Newman said.
Day two of the tournament was a different story.
All of the momentum going into the second day was lost as Glasgow came crashing back down to earth going 0-6 on the day. Even with the dismal performance by the team in day two, Kasey Seyfert was able to place sixth in the 113 pound weight class.
Newman assured that the performances of day two shouldn't fall on the shoulders of the wrestlers, but instead himself.
"I take all responsibility for not getting them prepared for Saturday," Newman said. "I'm happy with the way they competed to put themselves in a place to place at State. They came to compete."
As the season is now officially over, Newman pointed out that each wrestler improved over the course of the year.
"I'm happy with those that stuck out the entire season," Newman said. "Wrestling is a very difficult and demanding sport and those who finished showed their dedication and perseverance as Scottie wrestlers do."
Newman also acknowledged that even though he's pleased with his squad, he hopes that the way Billings ended will leave the Scotties hungry to get even better next year.
"The team needs to get some camps in this summer and continue to wrestle," Newman said. "It's my responsibility to get more numbers out next year and ensure the wrestlers continue to improve."