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Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

Good way to start season

Coldwater opens wrestling season with big victory

By Gary R. Rasberry
Photo by Nick Wenning/The Daily Standard

Coldwater's Eddie Cervantes gets a takedown on Benjamin Logan's Owen Davis during a 190-pound wrestling match on Tuesday night at the Palace. Cervantes won 6-3 to help the Cavaliers win the contest 61-18.

COLDWATER - Opening night for the Coldwater wrestling team went well.
The Cavaliers won six of the seven contested matches - three via pinfall - in picking up a 61-18 victory over Benjamin Logan in a showcase event at the Palace that also featured the junior high wrestling team and the youth wrestling program.
"There were good matches across the board," said Coldwater coach Aaron Alig. "In the two matches we lost (one varsity, one exhibition), both were both freshman. Brady Hamilton bumped up to 132, got an early takedown and then dislocated his finger but still toughened it out."
The Cavaliers were up 12-0 before the first contested match as the Raiders voided out at 120 and 126 pounds. At 132, Hamilton was tied with Evan Carpenter 2-2 after the first two-minute period, but Carpenter was able to get six near-fall points and then got the pin with two seconds left in the second period.
Coldwater quickly bounced back. Tanner Stammen scored the pinfall at 138 over Colin Hill. After Ben Logan voided out at 144, Mason Klosterman pinned Cameron Roberts in 1:14 at 150 pounds to raise the Cavalier lead to 30-6. Jordan Houser followed with a pin in just 35 seconds over Thomas Smith at 157.
Photo by Nick Wenning/The Daily Standard

Coldwater's Sam Obringer uses a headlock to try and pin Benjamin Logan's Kameron Larson in a 165-pound wrestling match during the season-opening contest for the Cavaliers on Tuesday night at the Palace.

Sam Obringer went the distance at 165 pounds before getting an 11-0 major decision over Kameron Larson. Aidan Laux scored a pinfall win over Daniel Koehler in 1:06 in the 175-pound bout before Eddie Cervantes wrapped up competitive bouts with a 6-3 win over Owen Davis at 190 pounds. The Cavaliers won via void at 215 and 285 while Ben Logan took void wins at 106 and 113.
"Everybody wrestled tough. Seniors wrestled tough," said Alig. "They showed their leadership. Good match to start the season."
Coldwater will send wrestlers to Versailles on Saturday for the Tigers' Junior Varsity Invitational. The next full team match will be Dec. 15 when Greenville comes to the Palace.
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