BV grows from losses in Rogers
The Berryville wrestling team had hoped for better results during Tuesday's match at Rogers Heritage. Despite the losses to Rogers Heritage and Rogers, coach Derrek Aynes said the Bobcats gained valuable experience, as the two schools are both bigger in classification than Berryville.
"I think us wrestling these bigger schools will only get us more prepared to face opponents our size," Aynes said. "We are facing guys that have been wrestling for a long time and are doing it against bigger schools with more competition. I think that with us playing these bigger schools, it is going to prepare us later on down the road toward state tournament time. We are kind of taking our lumps now, but I think it will pay off in the end."
In the 60-12 loss against Rogers Heritage, Berryville's Brett Parsons pinned his opponent in the 145-pound weight class as did Colton Record in the 285-pound weight class. Cesar Martinez was winning his match in the 132-pound weight class in the third period, but got pinned in the closing seconds. John Barrios was also winning his match in the third period until he got pinned in the 160-pound weight class.
"We gave up 24 points in forfeits, so the overall scoring is a little high but we have four guys coming in so we can hopefully get rid of some of those scratches," Aynes said.
Berryville lost to Rogers, 42-27. Berryville's Kole Disheroon won on a forfeit in the 126-pound weight class. Parsons won his match, 5-1 in the 145-pound weight class. Carlos Escobar pinned his opponent in the 152-pound weight class. Barrios won by forfeit at the 160-pound weight class. Xavier Hand won his match by forfeit at the 285-pound weight class.
Berryville will wrestle at the Northwest Arkansas Tournament at Bentonville West High School where the Bobcats will face more stiff competition.
"We are still young in there season and trying to get mat time," Aynes said. "We should get four to five wrestling matches this weekend. Maybe more depending on how far they go in the tournament. It's important to get mat time right now and learn some new moves. Just see what people try to pull on us and know what we are good at. That's the main thing, learning more about ourselves and what we can do to get better."
Tournament action starts at 8 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.