Bobcats prepare for NWA duals
The Berryville Bobcat wrestling team traveled to Rogers on Tuesday for a dual meet with Rogers Heritage and Rogers. The Bobcats lost 42-27 to Rogers Heritage and 42-24 to Rogers, but coach Seth Record is pleased with how his team performed.
"We had a couple guys out who were hurt, or we were resting them for this weekend," Record said. "Against Heritage we wrestled 10 matches and had four forfeits. Two of them were double forfeits, so we really only gave up two matches so out of the 10 matches we were 5-5."
Individual results of the Rogers Heritage match are as follows:
106: Double forfeit.
113: Berryville's Noah Forke pinned Alexi Pocasangre.
120: Berryville's Ethan King pinned Francisco Perez.
126: Chance McCrary of Rogers Heritage won by forfeit.
132: Double forfeit.
138: Francisco Perez of Rogers Heritage won by forfeit.
145: George Hill of Rogers Heritage pinned Joseph Toring.
152: Gaven Long of Rogers Heritage pinned Travis Hand.
160: Shae Chafin of Rogers Heritage pinned Jonathon Wood.
170: Berryville's Robert Allen defeated Khalib Brooks 14-12.
182: Berryville's Christian Lemus pinned Trevor Stewart.
195: Derick Mendez of Rogers Heritage pinned Marco Berrios.
220: Tim Wooten of Rogers Heritage pinned Jackson Wilbanks.
285: Berryville's Garrett Record pinned DeAndrea Mendez.
This weekend the Bobcats compete in the Northwest Arkansas Duals. Record said this will be a good test to see where his team is. "We are going to wrestle four matches on Friday and hopefully three on Saturday," Record said. "For sure two. If we place, we will wrestle a third."
Berryville will head into the dual meet at full strength and he thinks the Bobcats will perform well.
"My lineup, for the first time this year is where it needs to be," Record said. "If all my guys make weight we are going to be sitting pretty good as far as competition goes. We have every weight class filled so we won't be giving up any forfeits, and that will be a first this year, that might be a first for us ever, so that feels good to have all the weights filled. If I keep my guys healthy through all those matches, I think we can bring home some hardware."
Results from the match against Rogers weren't available when the newspaper went to press.