The Grapplin’ Grenadiers of Colonial took the mat this past Saturday at Citrus High School for the Storm Surge Duals. The Hogs of Steel came in ready to make their regular season debut after a disappointing forfeit win the Wednesday prior. Colonial had to face 5 other teams in this tournament from all over Central Florida.
Colonial presumably had the deck stacked against them putting 10 first-year wrestlers in their lineup (7 of which are freshmen!). Through some gritty perseverance and a lot of coaching up by the upperclassmen of the team, this group was able to pull through some big wins to catapult the Hogs of Steel into contention for the championship.
The team ended up finishing 4-1 and taking home the runner up trophy with a close loss to Rockledge High and wins over Citrus, Godby, Lake Weir, and Leesburg High.
The Hogs take the mat again this weekend at the 45th annual Bill Scott Memorial Lyman IBT.