By Will Willems
Pinfalls were plentiful Wednesday night, Jan. 2, in the annual dual meet between the Zionsville Eagles and Lebanon Tigers.
Ten of the 14 matches were decided by pin in the match that Zionsville won 46-30.
“Lebanon has some really stout kids in their line-up,” Zionsville head coach Bob Brennan said. “It started with five pins in a row so I thought it was going to be a really fast dual meet. Unfortunately, some of those pins were against us. It was a nice win, it was their senior night so they were really fired up and they came out with a lot of emotion. The kids picked it up, we got some more intensity and the crowd got into it which helped us out.”
Of the eight wins Zionsville had, seven were by pinfall and the other was by major decision.
Brennan said maximizing team points in matches is something the Eagles have stressed.
“Really that is the important part,” Brennan said. “When you are out there we are trying to score as many points as you can. People always say that wrestling is an individual sport, but really the team part is working for those extra points and getting the pin. To me, when we are talking to the kids that is what we focus on.”
Lebanon got off to a good start at 138 pounds when Austin Smith pinned Tyler Glenn for the 6-0 lead.
See Wednesday's paper for the full story.