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Washington Opens Up Second Half with a Big Conference Dual

Posted: Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at 8:30 am
Author: KCII Radio- Drew Shradel

The Washington Wrestling team has not wrestled since before Christmas, but tonight will be one of the biggest meets of the year.

Washington will host a dual triangular between Sigourney and the conference front runner Ft. Madison.

Demon head coach Brent Van Weelden has talked in his PM sports page interviews about Ft. Madison being the team to beat this year, and that if Washington wants to win a conference title it would be the Bloodhounds that would be the biggest test.

Van Weelden added that it is Ft. Madison’s first meet tonight as well, so it should be an interesting night.

“This is their first meet back to, so it will be kind of interesting to see how it will go. I don’t believe they have wrestled since Dec. 20 as well, so it’s kind of an unknown factor, how we’re going to wrestle. I assume we are going to wrestle pretty well, I think our kids are ready, but you never know until you step on the mat and last year we thought the meet was going to be closer than it was, but I think we lost six or seven matches by one or two points, so it was pretty lopsided, but there were a lot of close matches,” Van Weelden said. “So this year we have to try and reverse those loses and win some of those one or two point matches.”

He believes that the match will be won or lost in the middle weights tonight.

Washington will wrestle Sigourney and Ft. Madison at Washington tonight, with the first match starting at 6:00 P.M.