Being one of the key figures in Cary-Grove's second place finish in the Class 6A football playoffs, Trojans' senior Garrett Glueck is hoping to have that type of success on the wrestling mat as well.
After a slow start, Glueck and the Trojans are starting to round into shape.
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With Glueck posting a pin over Jacobs' David Haire in the 152-pound match, the Trojans were able to cruise past the Golden Eagles 52-19 in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division action in Cary Friday night.
Glueck, who pinned Haire in 1:37, was happy with his performance.
"It has taken awhile to get in wrestling shape after football," said Glueck, who hopes to wrestle in college. "I was really focused tonight and wanted to make sure I got the pin and the 6 points."
Cary-Grove coach Ryan Ludwig was happy with the way his team wrestled after losing to McHenry 42-19 in FVC action Thursday.
"The kids were really disappointed in the way they wrestled last night," said Ludwig. "We didn't wrestle up to our potential last night, but we bounced back tonight and responded with a good performance."
Other than Glueck, Cary-Grove (10-4, 3-1) received pins from Mike Cullen (113), Patrick O' Malley (182) and Jeramey Dermont (285). Cullen pinned Chris Dranka in a quick 1:39, O' Malley pinned Charles Goins in 4:34 while Dermont posted a pin over Zach Lehman in 1:52.
Logan Hanselmann (120), Emerson Kersten (170) and Nick Huff (220) claimed wins by decision while Mike Underwood (138) and Matt Hughes (160) won by forfeit.
Jacobs' (10-7, 4-2) lone pin of the night came from Carson Shoemaker, who pinned Cary-Grove's Greer Bozeman in 2:10 at 195.
Austin Ryan (106), Cody Ferencz (126), Jake Orth (132) and Michael Ricks (145) won by decision for the Golden Eagles. Ryan whitewashed John Cullen 7-0, Ferencz dominated Michael Medina 12-4, Orth blanked Anthony Scrima 5-0 and Ricks defeated Michael Gustafson 7-0.
"We did have some very good individual performances tonight." said first-year Jacobs coach Gary Conrad. "Carson really wrestled well. This is a learning process for our wrestling team and tonight was a wake up call for us. We really got out wrestled in many of the matches. Cary-Grove has a very good program and they wrestled in good position all night."