Hal High hosts wrestling tourney

Honing fine edges in prep for Kawarthas in February
Mike Mazara locks down an opponent. Great day of wrestling
at the Hawks Nest. Photo by Terrance Gavan

By terrance Gavan

Call it a trial run.
   Hal High wrestlers got a chance to hone their skills and perfect traps, holds and takedowns last Thursday, right here at the Hawks’ Nest.
   Close to 250 wrestlers from area schools participated in the large event.
   The organization of the tourney put a stifling leg-lock on Red Hawk coaches Paul Klose and Dan Faulkner, who were so busy running around monitoring action on four mats, that they had only spurts of time to spend with their athletes.
   A necessary part of the process and Klose said that it was a useful exercise alerting them to what they’ll be facing while hosting the Kawartha Championships on Feb 11.  
   “Mike Mazara wrestled well, as did Maia O’Sullivan,” said Klose. “Overall the team had a successful day. We are still working on improving technique in preparation for the Kawartha Championships.”
Red Hawk Results:
Girls
Gold Medalists – Lily Coneybeare (64 kg), Kayla Gardiner (44 kg), Tara
O’Sullivan (57.5 kg)
Silver Medalists – Megan Tompos (UNL), Bailey Walker (51 kg)
Bronze Medalists – Taylor Dair (UNL), Maia O’Sullivan (54 kg)
Boys
Gold Medalists – Cody Cox (54 kg), Riley Tait (77 kg)
Silver Medalists – Mike Mazara (54 kg), Gage Shelly (61 kg), Tom Paul (64
kg)
Bronze Medalists – Greg Baumgartner (72 kg)