Lynx wrestling team competes in Columbus East invitational

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On Sunday, December 21st, the Lynx wrestling team traveled to Columbus East to take part in six-team invitational.

The Lynx team started the day off strong against Perry Meridian, eventually dropping the meet 43-27.

“The kids were in the match until we had to give up 24 points in forfeits,” Coach Mark Jackson said. “Due to either sickness or holiday plans with family we were short about five kids, which really hurt us.”

The tourney’s next two matches were against the top teams in the state: Avon and Brownsburg.

“Our kids fought hard but were just no match for these guys, eventually falling to Avon 75-6 and Brownsburg 63-6,” Coach Jackson said. “The boys gained a little of their composure back against another great wrestling program in Madison in our next match.”

The Lynx fell to Madison 56-21, again giving up forfeits that hurt the team score.

The last match of the day saw the Switzerland County team battled Columbus East.

“We matched up very well against them, but came up short 31-27,” the coach said. “Once again forfeits cost us big points. This was a real life ‘David versus Goliath’ story with us taking on some of the biggest schools in the state. Even though we fell short in the end we earned a lot respect with how we wrestled.”

The club will be hosting a tournament this Sunday January 4th at the high school. Wrestling will start at 10 a.m.

The community is invited to come out and cheer these county wrestlers on.